Sector tools and guides for pesticide use
There are restrictions on the sale and use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides in B.C.
Guides include information specific to the sector on:
- Pesticide Management Plans (PMP)
- Pesticide Use Notices
- Processes and requirements for licences and permits
- Standards for pesticide storage, transportation and use
Individuals working with agricultural products can find information specific to their industry including WorkSafe BC requirements for handling pesticides:
The Pesticide Drift Management Guide describes best management practices for growers, school administrators and parents.
This guide minimizes risk of pesticide spray drift onto school grounds that are in proximity to agricultural activities:
- Pesticide Drift Management Guide (PDF, 4.3MB)
- Pesticide Drift Management Guide (Punjabi) (PDF, 1.8MB)
Rodenticides (rodent poisons) can pose a serious risk to humans, pets and wildlife when not disposed of properly.
Use best management practices for rodenticides, including proper disposal:
A Rodent Management Plan (PDF, 149KB) must be prepared when using second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides.
Cannabis is susceptible to many pests, including insects, mites, fungi or bacteria.
The damage from pests can stunt plant growth and decrease the yield and quality of the final product.
A guidance document has been developed to provide information on best practices for pest management for commercial cannabis grown indoors and in greenhouses.
It outlines the available chemical and non-chemical control options for pests commonly found in the crop:
For those using pesticides designed to work as gases.
To ensure that fumigations are performed safely according to pesticide labels and current standards, there are now conditions on fumigation certificates and user licences:
- Terms and Conditions for Fumigation Licences (PDF, 408KB)
- Terms and Conditions for Fumigator Certificate Holding (PDF, 356KB)
Record a fumigation management plan for each type of fumigation performed at each site in each separate facility.
Submit this plan at least 24 hours before the first fumigation is conducted:
For pest managers working in the landscape sector:
Noxious weed and vegetation management
For professionals that use pesticides to manage weeds or invasive plants in industrial areas or on public land.
- Processing facilities
- Well sites
- Equipment yards
- Transmission lines
Review these resources:
For pest managers working in the structural sector:
- Structural Sector Review Paper (PDF, 678KB)
- Licence and Certification Requirements for Multi-Residence Properties (PDF, 382KB)
- Rodenticides (rodent poisons) can pose a serious risk to humans, pets and wildlife when not disposed of properly
- Use best management practices for rodenticides, including proper disposal:
A Rodent Management Plan (PDF, 144KB) must be prepared when using second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides.