Enforcement Bulletins

This section provides information on violations of the Pest Control Products Act and its Regulations that have resulted in warnings, penalties, and/or convictions.

The Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPS) Act provides a system of penalties and warnings for violations of several federal Acts including the Pest Control Products Act, which regulates pesticides. The AMPS Act allows Canadian pesticide regulatory officials to impose penalties without having to pursue formal prosecution.

Health Canada is responsible for the regulation of pesticides in Canada under the Pest Control Products Act. Each pesticide proposed for use in Canada is evaluated to determine if it meets Health Canada's standards for the protection of health and the environment, and whether the product is effective for its intended use. Pesticides that meet Health Canada's standards are registered for use.

The import, sale or use of unregistered pesticides in Canada is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act, as is using a pesticide in a manner other than directed on the product label. Health Canada verifies reports of illegal pesticides or misuse through its network of regional officers.

When purchasing a pesticide, consumers should verify that a pest control product number (PCP number) appears on the label. This number indicates that the pesticide has been registered by Health Canada. Consumers should carefully read, understand and follow label directions when using any pesticide, and pesticides must not be used for purposes other than indicated on the label.

To report a suspected violation, pesticide incident, or obtain further information regarding specific enforcement bulletins, contact the Pest Management Information Service. Media inquiries should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.

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2019
Extermination Lessard was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec]

In August 2019, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a penalty of $4,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Lessard (of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec), for the use of a pest control product containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos, in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on houses in a residential setting in June 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of the active ingredient chlorpyrifos has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003.

RMB Extermination Inc. was fined $12,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Laval, Quebec]

In July of 2019, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $12,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to RMB Extermination Inc. (of Laval, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of a pest control product, DEMAND CS INSECTICIDE (PCP Reg. No. 27428) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during extermination treatments done in 2017 inside a dwelling, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Pro-Sol Simmar Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec]

In June 2019, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a penalty of $4,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Pro-Sol Simmar Inc. (of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec), for the use of PYRINEX 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on lawns or around houses in a residential setting in July 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of the active ingredient found in Pyrinex 480EC, chlorpyrifos, has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003.

Louis Frigon Traitement de Gazon Inc. was fined $8,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with its label directions, and for possessing a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Louiseville, Quebec]

In July 2019, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Louis Frigon Traitement de Gazon Inc. (of Louiseville, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of a pest control product containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label, and for being in possession of an unregistered pest control product.

Health Canada has determined that a product containing chlorpyrifos was applied around houses in a residential setting in July 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Furthermore, the use of the active ingredient chlorpyrifos has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003. A second product found was an insecticide containing imidacloprid which was not registered in Canada. Use of a product contrary to label instructions and possession of an unregistered pest control product are violations of the Pest Control Products Act.

Traitement de Pelouse Gauvreau was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Grenville, Quebec]

In June 2019, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a penalty of $4,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Traitement de Pelouse Gauvreau (of Grenville, Quebec), for the use of PYRINEX 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on lawns or around houses in a residential setting in June 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of the active ingredient found in Pyrinex 480EC, chlorpyrifos, has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003.

Paysagistes JEMS Nature Enr. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Contrecoeur, Quebec]

In June 2019, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a penalty of $4,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Paysagistes JEMS Nature Enr (of Contrecoeur, Quebec), for the use of a product containing the active ingredient chlorpyrifos, presumably CITADEL 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 27479) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on lawns in a residential setting in July 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of the active ingredient chlorpyrifos has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003.

Allaire et Fils Enr. was fined $10,400 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions, and for making a false statement to an inspector

[Laprairie, Quebec]

In May 2019, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $10,400 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Allaire et Fils Enr. (of Laprairie, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of PYRINEX 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label, and for making a false statement to an inspector.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied around a dwelling in August 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. The use of the active ingredient found in Pyrinex 480EC, chlorpyrifos, has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003. Furthermore, a false statement was made to the inspector regarding the use of chlorpyrifos. Use of a product contrary to label instructions and making a false statement to an inspector are violations of the Pest Control Products Act.

9277-5535 Québec Inc. (doing business as Extermination Vincent Massey Inc.) was fined $8,000 for using two pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with their label directions

[Sainte-Sophie, Quebec]

In June 2019, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to 9277-5535 Québec Inc., doing business as Extermination Vincent Massey Inc. (of Sainte-Sophie, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of two products, PYRINEX 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 23705) and POUNCE 384EC (PCP Reg. No. 16688) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

Health Canada has determined that the products were applied around houses in a residential setting in July 2017, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on their respective label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of the active ingredient found in Pyrinex 480EC, chlorpyrifos, has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003.

9299-4425 Québec Inc. (doing business as Vecta Extermination) was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montréal, Quebec]

In March 2019, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to 9299-4425 Québec Inc., doing business as Vecta Extermination (of Saint-Mathieu-de-Beloeil, Quebec), for the use of TEMPO 20 WP INSECTICIDE (PCP Reg. No. 25673) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during an extermination treatment done in March 2017 inside a residential home, in a manner that is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

2018
Andrian Makowsky (doing business as Makowsky Brothers Holdings) was issued a warning for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Canora, Saskatchewan]

In July 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a warning under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Andrian Makowsky, doing business as Makowsky Brothers Holdings (of Canora, Saskatchewan), for using a pest control product (Agri Star Crush'R 540, PCP Reg. No. 31655) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was used in a manner that resulted in pesticide drift on to non-target plants in May 2017, which is contrary to the use instructions on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to the label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The label instructs users to avoid all drift to or contact with other vegetation for which treatment is not intended as damage or destructions may occur.

Extermination Ultra Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Saint-Wenceslas, Quebec]

In August 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Ultra Inc. (of Saint-Wenceslas, Quebec), for using a diazinon-based pesticide, (DIAZINON 500E, PCP Reg. No. 11889 or DIAZINON 50EC, PCP Reg. No. 27538), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was used for extermination in residential areas during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product labels. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The use of diazinon in a residential setting has not been permitted since 2005.

3093-2479 Québec Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montréal, Quebec]

In June 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to 3093-2479 Québec Inc. (of East-Farnham, Quebec). This notice was issued for the use of a dichlorvos-based pesticide, Gardex Vapona Insecticide Industrial Fogging Solution (PCP Reg. No. 11819) or Gardex Vapona-20-ULV Concentrate (PCP Reg. No.16476), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during an extermination treatment done in 2016 inside a dwelling, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Apko Nurseries Ltd. was fined $4,000 for importing a pesticide not registered in Canada

[Richmond, BC]

In May 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Apko Nurseries Ltd. (of Langley, BC), for the importation of a pest control product (Overture 35WP Insecticide, EPA Reg. No. 59639-125) which is not registered in Canada.

Health Canada has determined that the product was imported for use on greenhouse grown roses in June 2017. Importation of unregistered pest control products is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Kenneth Bates (doing business as Tecarte Farms) was fined $4,000 for importing a pesticide not registered in Canada

[Delta, British Columbia]

In May 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Kenneth Bates, doing business as Tecarte Farms (of Delta, British Columbia), for importation of the pest control product Matrix SG, which is not registered in Canada.

Health Canada has determined that the product was imported for use on potatoes in May 2017. Importation of an unregistered product is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Contrôle Moustiques Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Saint-Amable, Quebec]

In February 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Contrôle Moustiques Inc. (of Saint-Amable, Quebec), for using a chlorpyrifos based pest control product (Citadel 480EC, PCP Reg. No 27479 or Pyrinex 480EC, PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was used for the control of mosquitoes in residential areas during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Product Act. The use of the active ingredient chlorpyrifos has been forbidden in residential areas by Health Canada since 2003 and chlorpyrifos based pest control product have a specific warning to that effect on the main page of the label. The pest control products Citadel 480EC and Pyrinex 480EC are agricultural products which may only be applied on specified food crops.

645358 N.B. Inc. DBA Lawton's Lawn Care was fined $12,000 for importing pesticides not registered in Canada

[St. Stephen, New Brunswick]

In February 2018, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $12,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to 645358 N. B. Inc. DBA Lawton's Lawn Care (of Rothesay, New Brunswick). These notices were issued for the importation of the pest control products Deer Free Winter Armour Repellent, Lesco Cross Check Plus Insecticide, Tick Free Insecticide, Geese Free, Lesco Bandit 2F Insecticide, Lesco Bandit75 WSP Insecticide, Lesco Bandit 0.5 G Insecticide, Maxforce Ant Bait Stations, and Eco Smart Organic Insect Killer which are not registered in Canada.

Health Canada determined during an inspection in June 2017 that the products were imported on three separate occasions from SiteOne Landscape Supply, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Importation of unregistered pest control products is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Eliminex 3000 Inc. was fined $12,000 for using two pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with their label directions

[Anjou, Quebec]

In January 2018, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $12,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Eliminex 3000 Inc. (of Anjou, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of a propoxur-based pesticide, Gardex 1% Baygon Residual Insecticide (PCP# 11565) or Pro Professional B1 Insecticide (PCP# 14873), and Gardex Vapona Insecticide Industrial Fogging Solution (PCP# 11819), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

Health Canada has determined that both products were applied during two distinct extermination treatments done in 2016 and 2017 inside of dwellings, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on their labels. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Extermination Pest-Tech was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Terrebonne, Quebec]

In January 2018, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Pest-Tech (of Terrebonne, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Dragnet FT Concentrated Insecticide, PCP Reg. No 24175, permethrin) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on floors, a carpet, a mattress and on a couch during the treatment of a condominium in April 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Product Act. This insecticide is not registered for the use on mattresses and couches, or on large surfaces such as carpets or floors.

2017
Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc. was fined $16,000 for distributing a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Calgary, Alberta]

In October 2017, Health Canada issued four notices of violation with a total penalty of $16,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc. of Calgary, Alberta. These notices were issued for the distribution of the pest control product Thimet 15-G Soil & Systemic Insecticide which is not registered in Canada.

Health Canada has determined that four distributions of Thimet 15-G Soil & Systemic Insecticide took place at the Crop Production Services (Canada) Inc. retail locations in Rosedale (Alberta), Herronton (Alberta) and Delisle (Saskatchewan) in 2016 and 2017. Distribution of an unregistered product is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The registration of Thimet 15-G Soil & Systemic Insecticide was withdrawn by Health Canada in August 2015.

Chinatown Dollar Plus Mart Ltd. was fined $8000 for distributing pest control products not registered in Canada

[Toronto, Ontario]

In August 2017, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Chinatown Dollar Plus Mart Ltd. (of Toronto, Ontario), for distributing the pest control products Lieshou Brand Spray Insecticide and Suning Spray Insecticide, which are not registered in Canada.

Health Canada determined that both unregistered products were being sold during an inspection in August 2015. Distributing unregistered pest control products in Canada is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Extermination Lasalle Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montreal, Quebec]

In August 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Lasalle Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (ZP Tracking Powder, PCP Reg. No.15368, zinc phosphide) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product, formulated as a powder, was applied excessively on the floor around kitchen appliances during the treatment of an apartment in September 2015, which is contrary to the use instructions on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This rodenticide must be placed in locations not accessible to children and it must not be placed in areas where there is a possibility of contaminating food or surfaces that come in direct contact with food.

Exterminateurs associés MG Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montreal, Quebec]

In October 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4 000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Exterminateurs associés MG Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (DEMAND CS, PCP Reg. No. 27428, lambda-cyhalothrin) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied on a mattress, furniture and the floor of an apartment in December 2015, which is contrary to the use instructions on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to the label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This insecticide is only to be applied as a crack and crevice treatment and must not be applied to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting.

Richmond Country Farms Ltd. was issued a warning for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Richmond, British Columbia]

In July 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a warning under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Richmond Country Farms Ltd. (of Richmond, British Columbia), for using a registered pest control product (Clutch 50 WDG insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 29382) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied to a strawberry field during bloom in the summer of 2015, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This insecticide product may not be applied during bloom or when bees are present.

Big Bazaar Canada Inc. was issued a warning for distributing a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Scarborough, Ontario]

In June 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a warning under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Big Bazaar Canada Inc. (of Scarborough, Ontario) for distributing the pest control product Miraculous Insecticide Chalk, which is not registered in Canada.

Entretien Rémi Fortier was fined $8,000 for using two pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with their label directions

[Quebec City, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Entretien Rémi Fortier (of Quebec City, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of the pesticides Citadel 480EC insecticide (PCP Reg. No. 27479) and a diazinon-based product, in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

Health Canada has determined that both products were applied during lawncare treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on their labels. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. These agricultural products may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Citadel 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations. And all residential uses of pesticides containing diazinon were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2005.

Entretien de Pelouses Plus Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Entretien de Pelouses Plus Inc. (of Saint-Lambert-de-Lauzon, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Pyrinex 480EC, PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare or structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This agricultural product may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrinex 480EC) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Pelouse Santé Inc. was fined $8,000 for using two pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with their label directions

[St-Eustache, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Pelouse Santé Inc. (of St-Eustache, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of the pesticides Pyrinex 480EC (PCP Reg. No. 23705) and a diazinon-based product, in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

Health Canada has determined that both products were applied during lawncare treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on their labels. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. These agricultural products may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrinex 480EC) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations. And all residential uses of pesticides containing diazinon were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2005.

Fertilisation du Nord Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Mirabel, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Fertilisation du Nord Inc. (of Mirabel, Quebec) for using a registered pest control product (Pyrinex 480EC, PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This agricultural product may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrinex 480EC) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Extermination et Fertilisation Poirier Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[St-Jérôme, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination et Fertilisation Poirier Inc. (of St-Jérôme, Quebec) for using a registered pesticide (Citadel 480EC insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 27479), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare or structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on its label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This agricultural product may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (Citadel 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Weedman Laurentides-Lanaudière was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[St-Jérôme, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Weedman Laurentides-Lanaudière (of St-Jérôme, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Pyrate 480EC insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 23704) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare and structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This commercial product can only be used on golf courses, road medians, industrial sites and sod farms. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrate 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Les Entreprises M. Marion Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[St-Eustache, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Les Entreprises M. Marion Inc. (of St-Eustache, Quebec), for using a chlorpyrifos-based pest control product (Pyrinex 480EC, PCP Reg. No. 23705; or Citadel 480EC insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 27479) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. These agricultural products may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrinex 480EC and Citadel 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Allaire et Fils Enr. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[La Prairie, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Allaire et Fils Enr. (of La Prairie, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Pyrinex 480EC, PCP Reg. No. 23705) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare or structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This agricultural product may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrinex 480EC) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Serge Jodoin (doing business as Serge Jodoin Paysagiste) was fined $8,000 for using two pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with their label directions

[Sainte-Madeleine, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Serge Jodoin (of Sainte-Madeleine, Quebec). These notices were issued for the use of the registered pesticides Citadel 480EC insecticide (PCP Reg. No. 27479) and Excel Super Herbicide (PCP Reg. No. 22205), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

Health Canada has determined that both products were applied during lawncare treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on their labels. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. These agricultural products may only be applied on specified food crops. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Citadel 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Entreprises Demers 4 Saisons Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Lac Supérieur, Quebec]

In May 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Entreprises Demers 4 Saisons Inc. (of Lac Supérieur, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Pyrate 480EC insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 23704) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada has determined that the product was applied during lawncare or structural treatments done in a residential setting during the summer of 2016, which is contrary to the use instructions stated on the product's label. Use of a product contrary to label instructions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act. This commercial product can only be used on golf courses, road medians, industrial sites and sod farms. Also, all residential uses of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient in Pyrate 480EC insecticide) were withdrawn by Health Canada since 2003, with the exception of insect bait stations.

Les Associés DM Gestion Antiparasitaire Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montreal, Quebec]

In April 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Les Associés DM Gestion Antiparasitaire Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Prelude 240 synthetic pyrethroid insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 26509) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In April 2015, Health Canada found that Les Associés DM Gestion Antiparasitaire Inc. had violated the Pest Control Products Act by not following the pesticide label directions. A treatment was performed at an apartment where the pesticide was applied to several surfaces, including large surfaces of floors and carpets, as well as personal belongings such as luggage and plastic containers. In residential buildings, Prelude 240 synthetic pyrethroid insecticide can only be applied as a spot, crack, or crevice treatment.

Mayfair Colony Farms Ltd. was fined $4,000 for disposing a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Killarney, Manitoba]

In March 2017, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Mayfair Colony Farms Ltd. (of Killarney, Manitoba), for disposing a registered pest control product, Liberty 150 SN, in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In May 2015, Health Canada was informed of the possible violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The violation was confirmed after an inspection was conducted at the site of the incident and following the analysis of samples collected during the inspection. The company was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by not following pesticide label directions when the remainder of premixed Liberty 150 SN was emptied from the spray tank next to a river. The label states "DO NOT contaminate irrigation or drinking water supplies or aquatic habitats by cleaning of equipment or disposal of wastes." and "If any spray solution remains in the tank after spraying is finished, it should be sprayed on the perimeter of the area just sprayed, away from water supplies, ditches, and irrigation canals."

François Girard was fined $12,000 for distributing pest control products not registered in Canada

[Vaudreuil, Quebec]

In January 2017, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $12,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to François Girard (of Vaudreuil, Quebec), for distributing three unregistered pest control products.

In September 2016, Health Canada discovered that potentially illegal pesticides were being offered for sale to Canadians through the internet. After further verifications by Health Canada, Mr. Girard was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by distributing three unregistered pest control products (two insecticides and one herbicide). Laboratory analysis performed on the pesticides distributed by Mr. Girard demonstrated that one of the products contained high levels of diazinon. All residential uses of pesticides containing diazinon were withdrawn by Health Canada in 2005.

2016
Andrea Usworth (doing business as Natural Wisdom) was fined $2,000 for distributing a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Ottawa, Ontario]

In April 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Andrea Usworth (of Ottawa, Ontario), doing business as Natural Wisdom. The notice was issued for distributing an unregistered pest control product, Bug Off!

In August 2014, Health Canada discovered that Andrea Usworth, doing business as Natural Wisdom was distributing an unregistered insect repellent product. Ms. Usworth was distributing the unregistered product via the Natural Wisdom company website in addition to local festivals.

Protex Extermination 2010 Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Laval, Quebec]

In September 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Protex Extermination 2010 Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec) for using a registered pest control product (Dragnet FT insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 24175) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In November 2014, Health Canada was informed of the possible violation. The violation was confirmed after an inspection was conducted in a residential dwelling and following the analysis of samples collected during the inspection. The company was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by applying Dragnet FT insecticide on furniture (mattresses and a sofa) to control bedbugs, a use that is inconsistent with the label directions. Furthermore, the insecticide was also applied on large areas on the floors, even though it is registered only for use in cracks and crevices.

NOD Apiary Products Ltd. was fined $6,000 for not filing complete and accurate pesticide incident reports

[Frankford, Ontario]

In September 2015, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $6,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to NOD Apiary Products Ltd., for not filing complete and accurate reports of incidents that involved the use of the pest control product Mite Away Quick Strips.

In October 2013, Health Canada found that NOD Apiary Products Ltd. had violated the Pest Control Products Incident Reporting Regulations, by failing to provide information concerning bee incidents to Health Canada that it had received from beekeepers who had used Mite Away Quick Strips in their hives. In order for Health Canada to continue to monitor a pesticide's safety following its registration, it is important that incident reports are submitted in accordance with the regulations.

L'Ex-Terminateur J.M. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Laval, Quebec]

In September 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to L'Ex-Terminateur J.M. (of Blainville, Quebec), for using a registered pest control product (Demand CS Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 27428) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In November 2014, Health Canada was informed of the possible violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The violation was confirmed after an inspection was conducted in a residential dwelling and following the analysis of samples collected during the inspection. A treatment to control bed bugs was performed at a residential dwelling where pesticide was applied to several surfaces, including furniture (mattresses and a sofa) and large areas on the floors. In residential buildings, Demand CS Insecticide, a pyrethroid-based pesticide, can only be applied as a crack and crevice treatment. The label also states "Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting."

Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Repentigny, Quebec]

In September 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec), for using a pest control product containing the active ingredient malathion in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

Health Canada determined that a liquid pesticide containing malathion was applied in September 2014 on furniture and mattresses in a residential dwelling, for the control of a bedbug infestation. No product containing malathion is registered for use against bedbugs in a home. Use of a product contrary to label directions is a violation of the Pest Control Products Act.

Orkin Canada Corporation Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Lantier, Quebec]

In August 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Orkin Canada Corporation Inc. (of Mississauga, Ontario) for using a registered pest control product (Demand CS Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 27428) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In October 2014, Health Canada conducted an inspection that found that Orkin Canada Inc. had violated the Pest Control Products Act by not following the pesticide label directions. A treatment to control bed bugs was performed at a cottage where pesticide was applied to several surfaces, including furniture and a mattress. In residential buildings, Demand CS Insecticide, a pyrethroid-based pesticide, can only be applied as a crack and crevice treatment. The label also states "Do not apply to furniture surfaces or mattresses where people will be laying or sitting."

Les Entreprises Spray & Green Inc. was fined $8,000 for using pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Delson, Quebec]

In August 2016, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Entreprises Spray & Green Inc. (of Delson, Quebec) for using two registered pest control products (Pramex 40 MFG Concentrate and Pyrinex 480EC), in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their labels.

In the fall of 2015, Health Canada conducted an inspection that found that Les Entreprises Spray & Green Inc. had violated the Pest Control Products Act by not following pesticide label directions. Pesticide treatments were performed on residential lawns using both of the products. Pramex 40 MFG Concentrate can only be used to formulate pest control products, and Pyrinex 480EC can only be applied to food crops. Furthermore since 2003, labels for pesticides containing chlorpyrifos (the active ingredient found in Pyrinex 480EC) state that it "is not to be used in and around homes or other residential areas."

Gray Aqua Group Ltd. was fined $8,000 for using a pest control product not registered in Canada

[St. Alban's, Newfoundland]

In July 2016, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Gray Aqua Group Ltd. for using an unregistered pest control product.

In August 2015, Health Canada conducted an inspection that found that Gray Aqua Group Ltd. had violated the Pest Control Products Act by using an unregistered insecticide to control sea lice on salmon. The insecticide contained the active ingredient cypermethrin, and no cypermethrin-based insecticides are registered for use on salmon in Canada.

Service d'Extermination Le Vert Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Lac-Simon, Quebec]

In June 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Service d'Extermination Le Vert (of Lac-Simon, Quebec) for using a registered pest control product (Citadel 480 EC Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 27479) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In December 2015, Health Canada was informed of the possible violation of the Pest Control Products Act. The violation was confirmed during an inspection conducted with Service d'Extermination Le Vert in February 2016. The company was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by applying Citadel 480 EC Insecticide on residential buildings (houses and cottages), to control spiders. Residential uses were removed from all labels of commercial class pesticide containing chlorpyrifos in 2003, due to unacceptable health risks.

Kirpal Singh Boparai (operating as Ajay Boparai Enterprises Ltd.) was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Kelowna, British Columbia]

In June 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Kirpal Singh Boparai (of Kelowna, British Columbia), doing business as Ajay Boparai Enterprises Ltd. This notice was issued for using the unregistered pest control product Guthion 50 WSB.

In August 2015, Health Canada discovered that Kirpal Singh Boparai had violated the Pest Control Products Act by using Guthion 50 WSB in his cherry orchard. Azinphos-methyl, the active ingredient in Guthion 50 WSB was re-evaluated by Health Canada and found to be of unacceptable risk to agricultural workers. All azinphos-methyl registrations expired on or before December 31, 2012.

Jonathan Carrière (operating as PelousExpert) was fined $24,000 for manufacturing and distributing pest control products not registered in Canada, and for manufacturing and distributing a pest control product endangering human health

[Blainville, Quebec]

In May 2016, Health Canada issued six notices of violation with a total penalty of $24,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Jonathan Carrière (of Blainville, Quebec), doing business as PelousExpert. These notices were issued for manufacturing and distributing two unregistered pest control products, and for the manufacturing and distribution of a pest control product in a way that endangers human health.

In July 2015, Health Canada discovered that Mr. Carrière was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by manufacturing and distributing two unregistered pest control products (an insecticide and a herbicide), and also for manufacturing and distributing a product (an insecticide) in a way that endangers human life. Laboratory analysis performed on the insecticide sold by Mr. Carrière demonstrated that the product contained high levels of chlorpyrifos. All residential applications by spraying of products containing chlorpyrifos have been forbidden by Health Canada since 2003, due to unacceptable health risks.

Laurence Harvey (operating as PelousExpert) was fined $4,800 for possessing and using a pest control product not registered in Canada

[Marieville, Quebec]

In May 2016, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $4,800 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Laurence Harvey (of Marieville, Quebec), doing business as PelousExpert. These notices were issued for possessing and using unregistered pest control products (a herbicide and an insecticide).

In October 2015, Health Canada conducted an inspection that found that Mr. Harvey had violated the Pest Control Products Act by possessing and using unregistered pest control products. One product found was a herbicide that did not have a label, therefore lacked information to identify its composition, potential health risks, and directions for use. The other product involved was a chlorpyrifos-based insecticide that had been applied to a residential lawn. The active ingredient chlorpyrifos has undergone multiple phases of re-evaluation by Health Canada, with several uses being phased out over the years due to unacceptable risks. Since 2003, labels for pesticides containing chlorpyrifos state that it "is not to be used in and around homes or other residential areas."

Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Sainte-Julie, Quebec]

In January 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec) for using a registered pest control product (Tempo 20 WP Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 25673) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In April 2014, Health Canada was informed of the violation when a tenant reported suffering from various health problems following a pesticide treatment by Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. at their apartment. The company was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by applying Tempo 20 WP Insecticide on large surfaces, including furniture, carpet, flooring and a mattress, to control bedbugs.

Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. was fined $2,000 for refusing to provide documents requested by an inspector

[Montreal, Quebec]

In January 2016, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $2,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. (of Montreal, Quebec) for refusing to provide documents requested during an inspection.

During 2013-2014, numerous attempts were made to contact Extermination Monarck Horticulture Inc. and obtain documents requested by an inspector. The documents were requested for the verification of violations under the Pest Control Products Act. Without the requested documents, Health Canada could not determine whether or not violations under the PCPA had been committed.

2015
Orkin Canada Corporation was fined $8,000 by Health Canada for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Fort Erie, Ontario]

In November 2015, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Orkin Canada Corporation (of Mississauga, Ontario) for using a registered pest control product (Degesch Fumi-strip, PCP Reg. No. 26188) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In March 2015, Health Canada discovered that Orkin Canada Corporation had violated the Pest Control Products Act by using an unlicensed fumigator and not using personal protective equipment, contrary to the label directions.

Abell Pest Control Inc. was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Barrie, Ontario]

In November 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Abell Pest Control Inc. (of Etobicoke, Ontario) for using a registered pest control product (Tempo 20 WP Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 25673) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In February 2015, Health Canada discovered that Abell Pest Control Inc. violated the Pest Control Products Act by leaving traces of Tempo 20 WP Insecticide on surfaces which are easily accessible by children.

AKM Services International Limited was issued a warning for distributing a pest control product that was not packaged in accordance with the regulations and the conditions of registration

[Milton, Ontario]

In September 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a warning under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to AKM Services International Limited (of Milton, Ontario) for distributing a pest control product not packaged in accordance with the regulations and the conditions of registration.

AKM Services International Limited was found distributing a registered pest control product (Insect Defend Repellent (5% DEET), PCP Reg. No. 31271) with a non-compliant label. The company added an additional label claim, misplaced label text and repositioned the guarantee statement from the principal panel to the secondary panel on the product label, thereby misrepresenting the product.

Orkin Canada Corporation was fined $4,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Burnaby, British Columbia]

In July 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a $4,000 penalty under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Orkin Canada Corporation for using a registered pest control product (Meth-O-Gas Space Fumigant, PCP Reg. No. 9564) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In April 2015, Health Canada discovered that Orkin Canada Corporation had violated the Pest Control Products Act by not following the pesticide label directions, which require compliance with the Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations. The Ozone Depleting Substances Regulations, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, restricts the use of methyl bromide to specific circumstances in order to protect the environment.

Allaire S. Enr. was fined $8,000 for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[St-Mathieu-de-Laprairie, Quebec]

In July 2015, Health Canada issued two notices of violation with a total penalty of $8,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Allaire S. Enr. for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label.

In November 2013, Health Canada discovered that technicians from Allaire S. Enr. had violated the Pest Control Products Act by applying an insecticide containing chlorpyrifos on carpets and office furniture in two call centres to control either fleas or bedbugs. Indoor uses were removed from all chlorpyrifos pesticide labels in 2003 due to unacceptable health risks.

Protex Extermination (2010) Inc. was fined $12,000 for using three pest control products in a way that is inconsistent with the label directions

[Montreal, Quebec]

In June 2015, Health Canada issued three notices of violation with a total penalty of $12,000 under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Protex Extermination (2010) Inc. The notices were issued for the use of the pest control products Dragnet FT Emulsifiable Concentrate (Dragnet), Catalyst, and Gardex 1% Baygon Residual Insecticide (Baygon) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on their respective labels.

In June 2013, Health Canada was informed of the violations when a tenant reported concerns about a strong odour following a pesticide treatment by Protex Extermination (2010) Inc. in her apartment. The company was found to have violated the Pest Control Products Act by applying Dragnet on furniture to control bedbugs (an unregistered use), and also by using Catalyst and Baygon during the same treatment, even though both products are not registered for use in a residential setting or to control bedbugs.

Herbert Kempf was issued a warning for using a pest control product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label

[Kelowna, British Columbia]

In May 2015, Health Canada issued a notice of violation with a warning under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Herbert Kempf, doing business as Kempf Orchards (in Kelowna, British Columbia), for using a pest control product (Diazinon WSP Insecticide, PCP Reg. No. 29976) in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. Mr. Kempf allowed the harvest of cherries treated with diazinon before the preharvest interval specified on the label had elapsed.

Centre Agricole Petit Bernier (2005) Inc. was fined $36,000 for manufacturing and distributing pest control products not registered in Canada, and for distributing pest control products that were improperly packaged

[St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec]

In February 2015, Health Canada issued 10 notices of violation, for a total penalty of $36,000, under the Agriculture and Agri-Food Administrative Monetary Penalties Act to Centre Agricole Petit Bernier (2005) Inc., a retailer specializing in agricultural products. These notices were issued for manufacturing and distributing (selling) unregistered and unlabelled pest control products to the general public, as well as for distributing pest control products that were not packaged in accordance with the conditions of registration under the Pest Control Products Act.

Eighty-five kg of products were seized, for disposal at the company's expense. These products were without proper labels and therefore contained no information to identify the product or its composition, as well as no instructions or precautions regarding their safe use. In addition, residential uses of two of the active ingredients found in the products sold by Centre Agricole Petit Bernier (2005) Inc., diazinon and chlorpyrifos, were specifically withdrawn by Health Canada more than 10 years ago due to unacceptable risks to children. Their use in and around homes is prohibited.

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