April 1, 2018

Charlottetown council extends pesticide ban exemption

Charlottetown, P.E.I., city council rejected a motion in February that would have banned pesticide use by professional lawn care companies where there is evidence of infestation. Currently, city bylaws allow for an exemption to the city’s cosmetic pesticide ban when city inspectors determine an infestation is present. Chinch bugs are one of the primary reasons why exemptions are made. City inspectors charge a $50 fee to confirm an infestation diagnosis by a lawn care company.