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2020 News & Updates 

Date: September 15, 2020

Are you a grower, farmer or commercial pest control operator? Do you have unwanted pesticides or livestock medication you want to get rid of? Cleanfarms collection events will be returning to Vancouver Island and the Fraser Valley this October!

Click on the poster for details:

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For more information visit https://cleanfarms.ca/materials/unwanted-pesticides-animal-meds/

If you have any questions or have large quantities (over 250L) of pesticide to get rid of, please contact Heather Bradley (BradleyH@cleanfarms.ca, toll-free: 1-877-622-4460).

Remember that anyone can drop off unwanted Domestic class pesticides for free anytime at participating Product Care facilities.

Date: August 31, 2020

Invasive plants and animals are non-native species that negatively impact B.C.’s environment, people and economy. They are often accidentally spread by humans doing recreational activities like gardening, camping, hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, biking, fishing and boating.

Help stop the spread of invasive species this summer:

  • Don’t plant seeds of unknown origin, such as the mysterious seed packages some people have received in the mail
  • Before and after doing any recreational activities make sure your shoes, clothes, gear and pets are clean. The same goes for horses, and be careful not to introduce any unwanted plants into natural areas by packing in infested hay
    • Use a boot brush to remove mud and dirt from your shoes or horse hooves
    • Dust off dirt and pick seeds and burrs off your clothing, pet’s fur and horse’s mane, tail and legs
    • Spray down tires and fenders of bikes, ATVs, vehicles and trailers with water or compressed air
  • Stay on designated trails and limit disturbance
  • Clean, drain and dry your watercraft, trailer and equipment before leaving the site.  This includes non-motorized boats like kayaks too!
  • Don’t bring firewood from home. Buy it where you burn it
  • Never move or release live fish into new waterbodies
  • Don’t release unwanted pets into the wild
  • Ensure you don’t use invasive plants in your garden, and never dispose of garden waste in natural areas
  • Download the free online “Report Invasives” mobile app and report any invasive species you find to the Province!

For more information visit www.gov.bc.ca/invasive-species

Date: July 29, 2020

The IPM Program is in the process of doing an overhaul of the Pesticides & Pest Management website to make it easier to find the information you need.

The Legislation & Consultation pages have been updated and moved to a new location on the website.  Please update your bookmarks. You can also subscribe to the pages to be kept informed on consultation and changes to the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation.

Date: July 7, 2020

The IPM Program is in the process of doing an overhaul of the Pesticides & Pest Management website to make it easier to find the information you need.

The Certification & Training pages have been updated and moved to a new location on the webpage.  Please update your bookmarks.

July 2, 2020

  • Pesticides Certification study materials can now be purchased from the Crown Publications shopping cart.  The Crown Publications web page enables easy online ordering with a credit card.
  • Once purchased, materials will be shipped to customers (i.e. no longer be available for purchase or pick up at the Distribution Centre)
  • These publications will no longer be stocked items but will be printed to order.  Generally, print on demand items are received 7-10 business days after purchase
  • Please note: these publications are not eligible for returns.  Print on demand items are non-returnable as per Crown Publications return policy

29 June 2020

The 2019 Structural Pesticide User Audit and the 2019 Public Agency Landscape Pesticide User Audit are now posted. They report on the results of a compliance audit of each sector under the Integrated Pest Management Act.

26 June 2020

Vendor requirements also apply when selling pesticides remotely (not face-to-face). A guidance document for vendors is now posted to explain these requirements.

26 March 2020

The BC Integrated Pest Management Program has new information available regarding the management of pesticide-related certificates, authorizations, and compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Go to the IPM Response to COVID-19 page to learn more. 

28 February 2020

The purpose of this Pest Management Regulatory Agency Guidance Document is to inform all stakeholders of standard definitions of application types and human health precautionary label statements for structural pest control products (SPCPs). The revised definitions will provide a uniform language through which all stakeholders in the structural pest control industry can communicate. Also, the human health precautionary statements will help facilitate consistency in the language used for various risk mitigation measures to minimize exposure to those applying the SPCPs and those entering and/or residing in treated areas.



13 February 2020

The 2018 Integrated Pest Management Act Inspection Report and associated Inspection List are now posted online. The report includes inspection results, compliance and enforcement outcomes, and promotion work highlights.