Throughout the season, the Town of Devon conducts pest (primarily weed and insect) inspections and evaluates when and where pesticide applications are required to control noxious weeds. Pesticide applications are done in accordance to Provincial legislation and where the infestation of nuisance weeds exceed acceptable standards as part of the Community Standards Bylaw and our Integrated Pest Management Plan.
Beginning in June the Town will use trained staff as well as contract applicators to first inspect, and then apply pesticides where necessary on various Town lands; this may include sports fields, parks, sidewalks and roadsides. Public facilities and park areas to be treated will be posted with signs at least 24 hours prior to, and for at least 48 hours following application of pesticides.
Insect pests on trees and woody ornamentals are controlled when they produce an unacceptable amount of damage and are a threat to plant health. All pest control products and procedures used 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.
For information on broadleaf or other weed control, please call the Town of Devon at 780-987-8300.