Regulating certain ultraviolet radiation-emitting and ozone-generating devices under the Pest Control Products Act: Compliance and enforcement of the Act

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Health Canada uses a risk-based approach to verify if a UV radiation-emitting or ozone-generating device that is subject to the requirements under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA) is compliant. This approach includes promoting compliance and verifying complaints dealing with compliance.

Where warranted, we also take a proactive, targeted approach to verify compliance.


We use a range of enforcement tools to address non-compliance, including:

We will take the appropriate enforcement action in situations involving:

Health Canada's enforcement action will inform:

People can report a pesticide incident or suspected violation online using the Public Engagement Portal Complaint and Violation Form or by emailing

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