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ACRE and Chelsea's pesticide bylaw


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The by-law:

  1. defines as a "pesticide" all products included in classes 1,2,3,4 and 5 of the Pesticides Act of Quebec, but does not include any medicinal product (sub-class "M");

  2. does not apply to farmers or to the interior of buildings;

  3. does not prevent the use of mechanical or physical devices (ie sticky paper, ant traps, etc.);

  4. prohibits the application of a pesticide throughout the municipality, subject to the following exceptions:

    1. dormant oil may be applied on fruit trees as a preventive measure;
    2. Class 5 pesticides which are identified by the Municipality from time to time may be applied;
    3. golf courses have a period of 5 years from the date of implementation of the by-law to cease their use of prohibited pesticides;
    4. Class 5 pesticides may be applied on plants or insects which constitute a danger to people (ie poison ivy, wasps, etc.) without a permit;
    5. in the case of an infestation of insects which has been verified by the municipality pesticides may be applied provided that a permit has been obtained; and

  5. regulates the manner in which any pesticide must be applied when such application is permitted.