Crews working for the Town of High River Parks Department will be completing regular pest management to remove weeds and insects from green spaces throughout May.

The Parks Department uses an integrated pest management approach that includes hand-pulling, mowing, high-pressure water spraying, pruning and, as a last resort, applying a broadleaf pesticide where applicable.  

Interim Senior Communications Advisor Claire Halpin says responsible pest management is important to ensure the Town is not contributing to invasive weeds and pest species.

“Crews and or contractors spray very few pesticides in town but will, on occasion, utilize these products as a tool in our toolkit,” says Halpin. “These are only applied by licensed individuals at label rates, during appropriate environmental conditions and in proper locations.”

If sprays are needed signs will be put up 48 hours in advance and remain for 24 hours afterwards.

Examples of activities can include insect control on trees, Richardson ground squirrel control in specified areas and weed control as required.

Spraying typically will occur in the early hours of the morning.

Please keep vehicles clear of these zones and allow crews to do their work.

Responsible pest management is important in insuring that the Town of High River is not contributing to invasive weed and pest species.

For inquiries on trees please call 403-603-3503 and green spaces/turf please call 403-603-3509.

 

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