About pesticides

Learn about pesticide safety, including insect repellents, homemade pesticides, pesticide spray drift, lawn pesticides and food safety.

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Are pesticides safe?

Explore pesticide use and safety. Learn about side effects, problem reporting, homemade pesticides and risks to buying on-line and to vulnerable groups like children.

Cosmetic pesticide bans

Know about the laws for pesticide use on lawns in your city or province. Also access tips on how to get a healthy lawn without pesticides.

Homemade pesticides

Understand the health and environmental risks of preparing, storing and using homemade pesticides. Also learn safety tips and ways to reduce your need to use pesticides.

Insect repellents

Discover the health risks of insect bites, ways to protect yourself and how to choose the right repellent.

Pesticide spray drift near homes

Get tips on how to reduce spray drift when using pesticides. Also learn how to protect yourself from spray drift near your home.

Pesticides and food safety

Find out how Canada sets pesticide residue limits on food and encourages other ways to control pests.

Using pesticides on your lawn

Learn environmentally friendly ways of maintaining your lawn and reducing pesticide use.

Use pesticides safely

Find safety tips to help you buy, use, store and dispose of pesticides properly.

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