Water bodies are identified on maps and are excluded from all treatment areas during the planning phase; there is no targeting of visible water bodies. If Btk or Mimic does reach a water body, research indicates that the risk of harmful effects is very low. Both products were studied extensively by government scientists and regulatory officials before being allowed for use in Canada.
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