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2022 news and updates

November 17, 2022

A new certification category is available for agricultural producers who use rodenticides. 

Review the Agriculture - Rodent Management category to find out more.

November 17, 2022

An updated guidance document for managing rodents in residential homes is now available.

Visit Second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide ban to find out more.

October 28, 2022

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is amending the Integrated Pest Management Regulation to reduce the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs) to help protect wildlife.

The amendments are anticipated to come into effect in January 2023.

Visit Consultation on changes to pesticide legislation to learn more.

September 13, 2022

You can safely dispose of unwanted pesticides or livestock medication for no charge at the Cleanfarms collection events this October 12 to 20, 2022.

The event is for farmers, growers and commercial pest control operators in the British Columbia and Alberta Peace Region.

Review the Cleanfarms event poster for more details.

May 4, 2022

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is proposing changes to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation to address risks to wildlife from the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). The proposed changes are intended to minimize unnecessary use of SGARs to reduce exposure to wildlife.

Consultation on the proposed changes is open until June 19, 2022. Comments may be submitted through an online response form, email or mail.

Visit Consultation on changes to pesticide legislation to learn more.

March 2, 2022

You can safely dispose of unwanted pesticides or livestock medication for no charge at the Cleanfarms collection events on March 8 and 15.

The event is for farmers, growers and commercial pest control operators in the Abbotsford and Chilliwack regions.

Click on the poster for details: 

Poster of Abbotsford pesticide collection locations 

 

2021 news and updates 

December 24, 2021

New online reporting forms are available for most licence holders to report their annual pesticide use or sales. As of December 15, 2021, older PDF versions of the forms will no longer be accepted.

When submitting the online report, select the option to email yourself a receipt of the submission. This email receipt can be used at a Service BC Center as proof of submission when renewing your licence.

Find the new forms on Pesticide record keeping and reporting

Date: September 27, 2021

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 the Okanagan, Interior and Kootnenays September 27 to October 21!

Click on the poster for details:

Cleanfarms posterFor 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: July 21, 2021

The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has ordered a temporary ban on the sale and use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SGARs). Webinars will take place August 3 to 10 to explain the minister's order.

Date: April 22, 2021

The 2019 Audit of B.C. Forestry Pesticide Users is now posted online. The report includes inspection results, compliance and enforcement outcomes, and pesticide use trends by the forestry sector.

Date: March 25, 2021

The 2019 Integrated Pest Management Act Compliance Inspection Report and associated Inspection List are now posted online. The report includes inspection results, compliance and enforcement outcomes, and promotion work highlights. 

Date: February 23, 2021

The IPM Program is in the process of doing an overhaul of the Pesticides and pest management website to make it easier to find the information you need.

Learn how the province ensures the pesticide requirements under the Integrated Pest Management Act and Regulation are being followed and find out how to report a pesticide-related concern on the new pesticide compliance and enforcement page.

Date: December 17, 2020

Starting on January 25, 2021, the way to renew or apply for a pesticide licence is changing. Applicants must go to their nearest Service BC Centre to apply.

Most pesticide authorization application and reporting forms have been updated. Make sure you are using the latest version of the forms.

Find the updated forms and information about how to renew or apply for a pesticide licence under business and industry.