Pesticide spray registry begins

February 6, 2019
Public service announcement

Residents who would like to be notified of pesticide spraying near their homes can sign up for the City of Kelowna’s pesticide notification registry starting Friday, Feb. 8.

Registration closes Monday, March 11, 2019.

“We’ve been working to reduce and restrict the use of cosmetic pesticides on residential properties since the introduction of the pesticide bylaw in 2009,” said Corey Davis, Environmental Coordinator. “Under the bylaw, certified applicators are still allowed to apply chemical pesticides, that’s why our pesticide notification registry is an important tool for residents who want to know when spraying is happening in their area to reduce exposure.”

For accuracy purposes, residents need to register each year to be included in the notification program.

Residents can register online by visiting kelowna.ca/pesticidefree or call the Commercial Pesticide Notification Registry Hotline at 250-469-8556.

Registrants are notified based on their same-day or day-before preferences when the pesticide is applied on residential properties adjacent to theirs.

For more information about the City’s pesticide regulation bylaw or to learn pesticide-free yard tips, visit kelowna.ca/pesticidefree.