How to - Pests & Diseases

Identifying garden pests

Provincial sources to help you keep pests away from your garden.

What's bugging you?
If garden pests are driving you to crazy and spoiling your garden fun, check out the pest identification centre nearest you. For a reasonable fee they can help you choose the best treatment for controlling them.

Alberta
Edmonton area: Pest Management Lab
River Valley, Forestry and Environmental Services, Box 2359, Edmonton Alta., T5J 2R7. Will also refer to labs in other areas.

British Columbia
Plant Diagnostic Lab
B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Abbotsford Agriculture Centre, 1767 Angus Campbell Rd., Abbotsford BC, V3G 2M3; 604-556-3126.

Manitoba
There are four regional offices and 39 district offices, call 204-239-3375 for the one nearest you; www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/contact/agoffices.html

New Brunswick
NB Agricultural Lab
NB Dept. Of Agriculture and Rural Development, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1; Plant Industry Branch, Department of Agriculture, Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1; 506-453-2108.

Newfoundland and Labrador
Atlantic Cool Climate Crop Research Centre
308 Brookfield Rd., Box 39088, St. John's, Nfld., A1E 5Y7; 709-772-4619.

Nova Scotia
Apiculturist/Entomologist
Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture & Fisheries, Plant Industry Branch, Agricultural Centre, Kentville, NS B4N 1J5; 902-679-6043.

Ontario
Biological Control Laboratory
Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont., N1G 2W1; 519-824-4120.

Prince Edward Island
P.E.I Depatment of Agriculture
Box 1600, Research Station, Charlottetown PEI C1A, 7N3; 902-368-5619.

Quebec
René Martineau Insectarium
Laurentian Forestry Centre, 1055 du P.E.P.S., Box 3800, Sainte-Foy, PQ, G1V 4C7; 418)-648-5262.

Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan Agriculture and Food
3085 Albert St, Regina, Sask., S4S 0B1; 306-787-5140.

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