Cosmetic Pesticide Changes - Enhanced protections in public spaces - Safer application in residential uses

What are Pesticides?

A pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended to prevent, destroy, repel, or mitigate any pest. The term "pesticide" applies to herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and various other substances used to control pests.

A pesticide must be registered under The Pest Control Products Act (PCPA), administered by Health Canada, before it can be sold or used in Canada. The pesticide label requires that users follow directions for safe and effective use.

Health Canada's Homeowner Guidelines for Using Pesticides provides homeowners advice on the proper use, storage, and disposal of pesticides.

See Use Pesticides Safely by Health Canada for more safety tips.