Pesticide registry deadline approaching

Kelowna residents who wish to be notified of pesticide spraying on residential properties adjacent to their own have until March 13

Kelowna residents who wish to be notified of pesticide spraying on residential properties adjacent to their own have until March 13 to sign up for the City of Kelowna’s pesticide notification registry.

Registrants are notified by commercial spray operators the day before or the same day as the pesticide is applied to abutting residential properties. The registry notification does not cover pesticide application on agricultural properties.

Residents can register online at kelowna.ca/environment, by providing their name, street address, postal code, phone number, email address, preference for same-day or day-before notification and reasons for registering. Alternately, residents can register by calling the Commercial Pesticide Notification Registry Hotline at 250-469-8556.

Residents must sign up each year for the registry to be kept accurate and up-to-date. Those included in the 2014 registry must register again if they wish to be included in this year’s notification program.

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

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