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City of Mississauga Parks and Forestry - Pest & Disease Management

The Forestry Section monitors City-owned property for signs of insects and the introduction or reoccurrence of new pest plant species.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques have been used to manage and monitor new and existing species of insects and plants that pose a threat to the environment.

IPM is a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health and environmental risks.

IPM uses knowledge of pest, plant and environmental conditions to select the best combination of management strategies. IPM recognizes the extraordinary adaptability of insects and does not attempt to eradicate a particular pest entirely, but rather is aimed at keeping pest populations below the threshold level at which they can cause significant economic loss.

Toxic Plant Species (Caution: Do Not Touch)

Giant Hogweed
Giant Hogweed
Poison Ivy
Poison Ivy
Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle
Wild Parsnip
Wild Parsnip
   

Invasive Tree Pests

Asian Long-Horned Beetle
Asian Long-Horned Beetle
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer
Gypsy Moth
Gypsy Moth

Native Tree Pests

Cankerworms
Cankerworms
Carpenter Ants
Carpenter Ants
Fall Webworm
Fall Webworm
Fall Webworm
Tent Caterpillar
   

Tree Diseases

Black Knot Fungus
Black Knot Fungus
Diplodia
Diplodia
Dutch Elm Diseases
Dutch Elm Diseases
Tar Spot
Tar Spot
   

Other Common Fungal Diseases - Learn more about commonly found tree diseases here.

Invasive Plant Species

Dog Strangling Vine
Dog Strangling Vine
Garlic Mustard
Garlic Mustard
Goutweed
Goutweed
Japanese Knotweed
Japanese Knotweed
Non-native Honeysuckle
Non-native Honeysuckle
Periwinkle
Periwinkle
Winged Euonymus
Winged Euonymus
   

For more information on invasive species, visit the Ministry of Natural Resources.

To read the Ontario Invasive Species Strategic Plan 2012, click here.

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