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New Rules for Pesticide Use
Posted on February 21, 2017

Topic(s): Weekly News, Garden Care

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New Rules for Pesticide User in Your Garden
Greetings!  
Even though there is still plenty of snow covering our yards and gardens, we can't wait for Spring to arrive, and with it, the long awaited gardening season! We have been busy all winter long and are on schedule as planned to open on Thursday, March 2nd at 10 am.

As we continue to prepare for opening day, there is something all you home gardeners should be reading and preparing for as well. Everyone who uses certain pesticides in the garden and landscape will now require a Residential Applicator Certificate (RAC). These are available after an online reading and taking an exam afterwards. However, the actual certificate will not arrive for more than 2-3 weeks in our experience.

We suggest you go to http://mytrainingbc.ca/homepesticideuse/index.html where you can read all the information, prepare for the RAC exam and take the exam online.

The following is a partial list of pesticides that do NOT require a homeowner certificate. So if you are only using items from this list you would not need the Residential Applicator Certificate:
  • Bug B Gone & End All (pyrethrins)
  • Ant Killer Baits (boron compounds)
  • Lime Sulphur Kits
  • Copper Bordo Spray
  • Diatomaceous Earth
  • Moss Killer/ Moss Away (ferrous sulphate)
  • Wasp Killer & Ant Killer (pesticides in aerosol containers)
  • Dormant Oil Kits (mineral oils & lime sulphur)
  • Path Clear (acetic acid)
  • Insecticidal Soap (fatty acids & soaps) 
Besides a few others, pesticides that WILL require the RACare:
  • Round Up
  • Kill-Ex
  • Sevin
  • Malathion
  • Home Defense MAX (Permethrin


We look forward to seeing you in March!
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Feb. 2017 - Pesticide Requirements

 

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