Sector tools and guides for pesticide use

Find resources, guidance documents and bulletins under each sector that works with pest management, the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation.

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
  • Notifications
  • Recordkeeping


For the management of sea lice in marine finfish open net facilities:


Agricultural producers

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:

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:

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 the use of bacterial or other pesticide treatments to manage mosquitoes on public or private land:


Noxious weed and vegetation management

For professionals that use pesticides to manage weeds or invasive plants in industrial areas or on public land.

For example:

  • Processing facilities
  • Mines
  • Well sites
  • Equipment yards
  • Highways
  • Transmission lines
  • Pipelines
  • Landfills
  • Dikes
  • Dams
  • Reservoirs
  • Airports

Review these resources:

For vegetation management and wood preservation along railways:

For pest managers working in the structural sector:

A Rodent Management Plan (PDF, 144KB) must be prepared when using second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides.