Pesticides are substances, natural or made by humans, that are used to kill some pests—plants, animals, insects, and other organisms. Pesticides can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment. So it’s important to use pesticides the way they’re meant to be used and to use as little as possible.
Types of pesticides include:
If you take good care of your lawn, it will usually have fewer weeds. Having fewer weeds means you can use less herbicide or none at all.
To safely apply herbicides:
Current as of: February 18, 2021
Author: Environmental Public Health, Alberta Health Services
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