Lawn pesticide use up in Stratford – Prince Edward Island – CBC News

Lawn pesticide use up in Stratford

Posted: Apr 11, 2013 12:45 PM AT

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2013 12:44 PM AT

 

 

The number of Stratford, P.E.I. residents using pesticides on their lawns has dramatically increased from last year.

The increased use of pesticides was one of a number of findings in the town's annual resident survey. Of the people responding to the survey 38 per cent indicated they had used pesticides, a 22 per cent increase over last year.

"Any use of pesticides concerns me of course," said Mayor David Dunphy.

"We want our residents to live in a healthy community, and some people have sensitivity to pesticides."

Dunphy said the town may have to try to figure out why more people turning to chemicals to keep their lawns green.

"We're not sure why that number is different than last year. Of course next year's survey we'll see what kind of results we get to see if this was an anomaly," he said.

 

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One comment on “Lawn pesticide use up in Stratford – Prince Edward Island – CBC News

  1. WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G April 11, 2013 5:00 pm

    The people of Stratford take of their lawns by using the ONLY effective means available.  Without conventional pest control products, green spaces become pest-infested dangerous garbage dumps.  Without conventional pest control products, playing surfaces become thin and yellow, and over-run with weeds and infested with insects, resulting in the dismal destruction of safe turf playing surfaces.  Organic pesticide-free maintenance does not work !  It is impossible for home-owners or professionals to keep their properties beautiful by using so-called green alternative pesticides and practices.  Throughout the nation, anti-pesticide prohibitions have clearly demonstrated that green alternative pesticides and practices are dismal failures.   http://wp.me/P1jq40-44g   http://wp.me/P1jq40-4z3   http://wp.me/P1jq40-445   http://wp.me/P1jq40-3yl   WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G   http://pesticidetruths.com/

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