Cosmetic Pesticide Use Bylaw

If you're still reaching for the pesticide container to rid your yard of pests, you might want to think twice. Part of caring for your lawns and gardens is accepting that each year will bring its own unique conditions along with weeds and insects. When we rely on the cosmetic use of pesticides around our homes and gardens, there can be a significant unintentional impact on human health, animals, plants and the environment.

The City of White Rock has a Cosmetic Pesticide Use Bylaw (PDF) that prohibits the use of pesticides to maintain outdoor trees, shrubs, flowers, other ornamental plants and turf (lawns) on residential and public land.