City of Spruce Grove pest control programs

City of Spruce Grove pest control programs

What you need to know about City of Spruce Grove Pest Control Programs

Weed Control

The City of Spruce Grove applies pesticides to control noxious weeds in accordance with provincial legislation and where the infestation of nuisance weeds exceeds acceptable standards as part of a turf grass management program.

Beginning in June the City will use contract applicators to apply pesticides on various City lands including boulevards, parks, reserve lands, and roadsides. Applications on school grounds only take place in July and August.

Signs will be posted in treated areas noting the date and time of application and the product used. Signs are not posted for vegetation control applications on fence lines, or around posts and cracks in hard surfaces.

Insect and Other Pest Programs

Insect pests on trees and woody ornamentals are controlled when they produce an unacceptable amount of damage and are a threat to plant health. Vertebrate pests such as Richardson's ground squirrels are also controlled on City lands.
All of our pest control products and procedures meet strict standards established by Health Canada through the Pest Control Products Act and are considered safe for these types of applications. Employees are trained and certified by Alberta Environment and meet stringent standards in the method of application.

Questions about broadleaf or other weed control?

Call the City of Spruce Grove Public Works at 780-962-7584