Weed & Pest Spraying Program
Beaumont is committed to maintaining safe and healthy urban environments. Since controlling weeds and harmful pests is important for ensuring the enjoyment and sustainability of our park spaces and trees, we have reintroduced the application of herbicides and pesticides for periodic use in problem areas.
Noxious and Restricted Weed Control Notice
Weeds designated as noxious or restricted by Provincial legislation will be controlled as required. The threshold for noxious weeds is zero.
- From June to September, spraying for noxious and restricted weeds takes place in Beaumont.
- As per the Beaumont Integrated Pest Management Policy, broadleaf weeds will be sprayed in August and September.
- All spraying and weed control is weather dependent and may take several days to complete.
- Signs will be posted in the affected areas 24 hours prior to application and 48 hours following application. The PCP number of the substance used will be posted on the notification signs.
- Information on the types of pesticide being applied under the pest application agreement is available through the Beaumont Parks and Facilities area at 780-929-4300.
For more information, contact our team viaor by phone at (780) 929-4300.
Green spaces in Beaumont suffer from very high concentrations of broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions. We spray the spruce trees to control the spread and destruction caused by the yellow-headed spruce sawfly.
Spraying will not take place within 30 meters of a playground or daycare or in the flood zone surrounding any water body or waterway, including Storm Water Management Facilities.
Signs will be placed around the proposed spraying area a minimum of 24 hours prior to spraying and 48 hours after spraying.
- Why is Beaumont spraying to control weeds and Sawfly larvae?
- Who is doing the spraying?
- When will spraying take place?
- How do I know if the products being used are safe to humans and pets?
- What are we spraying for?
- Where will the spraying happen?
- How will I know if spraying is happening in my neighbourhood?
- What products are being used?