Integrated pest management (IPM) news and updates

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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.