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Plants in the landscape are constantly defending themselves from enemies. Pests prefer plants that are stressed, weak, or unable to adjust to conditions.
Healthy Landscapes, Healthy Living Plant Health Care

An approach to control weeds, damaging insects  or disease, and other nuisances.
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Overview

When you maintain your plants' health by providing adequate moisture, enough nutrients, and good soil then they will be strong enough to out-compete their enemies and attract fewer pests.

Beneficial Life in Your Garden
Of all insect species we encounter 95 to 99 percent are beneficial or harmless. So, instead of banishing all insects, invite some wonderful garden helpers over. Use plants such as cosmos and dill that will attract guests like ladybugs and lacewings: they love to dine on aphids, mealybugs and scale insects.

Healthy Soil
Good soil supports healthy life and is the best way to prevent weed growth and deter insect pests and plant disease. Plants need soil for support, air, water and nutrients.

Plant Hardiness Zones
Most plants are given a hardiness rating according to temperature zones, with Zone 1 being coldest to Zone 10 being the mildest. Our Kamloops climate ranges between zones 3 at its highest levels, to Zone 6 at the valley bottom.

Plant Selection
Selecting the right plant for the right place provides an advantage over pest problems. In our semi-arid climate drought tolerant plants thrive and it shows.

Contact
Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888
email khoffman@kamloops.ca

Note: All correspondence is entered into our system and will be directed accordingly. The City of Kamloops will endeavor to contact you within two business days. Thank you.

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