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Home and Garden Pest Management Guide (2019)

Home and Garden Pest Management Guide (2019)

A pest is a harmful, noxious or troublesome organism. Pests include weeds, insects, fungi, bacteria, viruses, nematodes, rodents, and other plant or animal pests.

This publication is intended as a guide for home gardeners and horticultural and landscape consultants. It is designed to assist the reader to accurately identify pests, and to prevent and manage pest problems using a combination of pest management practices.

This guide describes common pests found in British Columbia, and includes photographs to assist with identification. Information is also included on some invasive pests that are not yet found in B.C., but could threaten agriculture, our forests or the environment. Guidance on where to obtain further information or assistance on pest identification and management is included. The guide provides recommendations on various pest management practices including cultural activities, biological controls, mechanical practices, and pesticides (including biopesticides) registered by Health Canada for use in the home and garden. Should you need to use a pesticide, this guide provides information on how to use them safely and properly. The combination of all of these activities is called Integrated Pest Management or IPM. For more information on IPM, see the Chapter 4 "Integrated Pest Management".

Information on most of the common pests that gardeners may encounter in British Columbia is included in this guide, but it is not a complete list. If the symptoms you are seeing do not match any of the pests described in this guide, or the management techniques suggested are ineffective, we suggest you contact a professional landscaper, garden centre, the UBC Hortline or a Master Gardener in your area for further advice. For a list of resources see Chapter 2 "Identification of Plant Problems".

This publication is printed in color.

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January 1, 2019
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