As of Jan. 1, 2017, a ban on the use of so-called “cosmetic” pesticides will be in effect. The ban is based on similar bylaws in Cornwall and Stratford, and covers the use of non-domestic pesticides on any residential or commercial property in the town with some exceptions such as golf courses, agriculture use or public utilities land. There’s a list of 41 allowable pesticides. Professional applicators can apply for an exception in the case of infestations of invasive species or tree bugs for a $50 fee.
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