(NC) Green spaces like parks, sports fields or even your own backyard provide enjoyment for families and contribute to happier and healthier communities. Healthy weed-free areas are especially beneficial to hay fever or allergy-sufferers.
It’s not uncommon for these green spaces to come under threat from insects, weeds and diseases throughout the growing season. Dandelions, a culprit causing seasonal allergies, multiply quickly. While it is fun as a child to blow the seeds, just one dandelion can spread and start 200 more dandelions.
Ragweed is another common pest that’s a prolific allergen and can trigger unpleasant and sometimes uncontrollable allergies for up to 10 per cent of the population.
Fortunately, there are tools, like urban pesticides, to help manage these pests and keep outdoor spaces healthy and enjoyable. Pesticides come in consumer formulations diluted for use at home, as well as commercial-grade products designed for use by those with specialized training, like lawn care and landscaping companies.
Pesticides are effective and safe. Before any pesticide can be sold in our country, it must be approved by Health Canada. Canada’s regulatory process is stringent, world renowned and ensures all pesticides that are used here are safe for both people and the environment.