Pesticides in Canada
All pesticides used in Canada must meet the requirements of the Pest Control Products Act and its regulations. Find out how Health Canada regulates pesticides, how you can get involved, and pest control tips for common home and garden pests and weeds.
Using pesticides safely
Explore pesticide use and safety. Learn about the risks of homemade pesticides and buying online, and how to report incidents.
Information on how to deal with common household pests like spiders, bedbugs, ants, cockroaches and mice.
Discover the health risks of insect bites, ways to protect yourself and how to choose the right repellent for your needs and age.
Learn how to maintain your lawn in environmentally friendly ways that reduce the need for pesticide use.
Find out how to choose and safely use products for cleaning pool and spa water.
Information on the mechanisms in place to protect your health and the environment throughout a pesticide’s lifecycle.
Search pesticide information
Learn how pesticides and other pest control products are regulated in Canada so that they can be used safely and effectively.
Find out how pesticides contribute to food safety and how pesticide residue limits are set in Canada.
Browse information on products and programs related to pesticides.
Search the pesticide label database, available online and on your mobile device.
Learn how Health Canada scientists are working to make sure that all pesticides made and sold in Canada can be used safely.
What we are doing
Contact us with questions or concerns related to pesticides and pest management.
After you have taken care of a pesticide-related health emergency, report the incident.
Review and comment on proposed regulatory decisions, policies, directives and guidance documents.
View regulatory decision documents, policies, guidelines, reports, education and training materials.
Learn how the pesticide regulatory program is undergoing transformation.
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