Pesticides are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality. Stormwater runoff from pest control activities have been found to contain high concentrations of pesticides. When this material washes into local waters they poison fish and contaminate the water.
Your Regulatory Requirements - County of San Diego, Stormwater Ordinance
What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)!
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, such as fertilizers, pesticides, and organic wastes, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.
Tips: Avoid watering after pesticide application.
Use less-toxic alternatives.
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