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Parks, Recreation, & Culture » healthy landscapes, healthy living

What Are Pesticides?

The Pesticide By-Law prohibits the use of pesticides on ornamental plants and turf on residential properties. There are some products that may still be used, and some weeds that must be controlled.

'Pesticide' is a term that broadly refers to all formulations that are used to prevent, destroy, repel, attract or reduce pest organisms. Some of the more commonly known pesticides are:

  • Herbicides (for plants)
  • Insecticides (for insects)
  • Fungicides (for fungus)
  • Miticides (for mites)

There are those that are considered higher-risk chemical pesticides and others that are deemed lower-risk pesticides (commonly used by organic farmers).

» Pesticide Bylaw Resource Guide

Karla Hoffman, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator
955 Concordia Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 6V3
ph (250) 828-3888

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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