Weed & Pest Management Program

2022 Programs

The City of St. Albert has an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan which is used to prevent and manage all pest problems on City land. The City uses a variety of tools, found in the IPM Plan, to control and manage a broad range of weeds and pests.

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 the listed application. City employees are trained and certified in accordance with Alberta Environment and Parks. The City uses the minimal amount of pesticides necessary to accomplish the goals.

There are several IPM best practices that are put into place to help reduce the exposure to pesticides:

  • Buffer zone – There is a 30 metre herbicide-free buffer around all playgrounds, skate parks, and daycare centres.
  • Restricted application around schools – Herbicide application in parks around schools only takes place during July and August.
  • Pesticide use signage – Treated areas are posted with yellow and black signs (see provided example) indicating the date and time of application, the pest controlled, and the material used. Exceptions are made along fence lines, around posts and trees, and cracks in hard surfaces.
  • Call-In Line – Residents can call the City of St. Albert Public Operations department at 780-459-1557 to get updates and detailed information on any spraying activities on City land.
  • Pesticide Registry – Annually, residents with medical conditions can join the Pesticide Registry which means they will receive prenotification if pesticides are being sprayed within 100 metres of their property.

Pest Management Caution Sign Watch for these signs on treated areas.

2022 Pest Management Programs – Activity Plan

The following table provides the City of St. Albert’s 2022 pest management activity plan, including the application of pesticides.

PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAMSJUNJULAUGSEPOCT

Weeds

In shrub beds

x

x

x

x

x

In industrial areas

x

x

x

x

x

In turf and hard surfaces

x

x

x

x

x

Pests

Rodents

x

x

x

x

x

Insect pests of trees

x

x

x

x

x

Yellow jacket wasps

 

x

x

x

x

Reporting Your Concern

If you have a concern about a weed or pest, please contact the City of St. Albert by phone at 780-459-1557 or online at stalbert.ca/serve/report.


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Last edited: May 6, 2022