Pesticides & Pest Management

Monitor your home and property or any other area where pests are a concern. Be prepared to take appropriate action when pests cause damage or health issues. Learn about using less harmful pesticides and integrated pest management techniques to help protect natural environments.

Managing Pests

The key to effective pest management is to prevent pests from becoming a problem in the first place. If you do have a pest problem, it’s important to know how to identify, monitor and control pests using safe treatment methods.

Pesticide Use

On July 1st, 2016, amendments to the IPM Regulation came into force that affect vendors and dispensers, as well as residential and commercial users of pesticides in landscaped areas. Find out how these amendments directly affect how you use or sell pesticides.

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Business & industry

If you’re a pest management professional or a business that sells or uses pesticides, find out when authorizations are required and access information or tools designed specifically for the work that you do.

Certification & training

For Individuals: Only a trained and certified person may sell or use most pesticides. Learn about the different types of certificates and find out how to get study materials, access training courses, take an exam or get continuing education credits.

Reports, Publications & Guides

Find reference materials designed to help pest control managers understand and navigate legislated requirements. 

Legislation & Consultation

Review the laws that regulate the storage, sale, transportation and use of pesticides. Changes are occasionally made to the IPM legislation to improve the protection of human health and the environment from pesticides. Participate in related public consultations and find out how these changes may affect you.

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Integrated pest management response to COVID-19

The B.C. Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy recognizes that the impacts of COVID-19 have affected many businesses as British Columbians follow the orders and directives issued by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) to protect public health.

IPM news & updates

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