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There are NO valid, effective, legal, economical, and

safer alternatives to REGISTERED–CONVENTIONAL


pest control products. Virtually all are BOGUS.

Regarding Home–Made Pest Control Concoctions ...

... it is a VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW to


recommend or sell products for controlling pests that
are NOT registered under the Pest Control Products Act.

If someone recommends or sells material


with the claim that it controls pests,
it technically becomes a pest control product.

Such a claim, in either verbal or written form,


regarding an UNREGISTERED product becomes
technically a VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.

The ILLEGAL recommendation to use


Home–Made Pest Control Concoctions
as a means of controlling pest invasion
is in VIOLATION OF FEDERAL LAW.

Preparing, storing, and using UNREGISTERED


Home–Made Pest Control Concoctions
can pose RISKS to health and environment.
Home–Made Pest
Control Concoctions

April 2 n d , 2009

Health Canada

It's Your Health

Selected and adapted excerpts

T H E I SSU E

Preparing , s toring , and using Hom e–Made Pest Con trol Concoctions coul d
pose risks to your he al th and the environm ent.

B AC K G R O U ND

In recent years, more and more home–owners and gardeners have been looking
for AL TERNATI VES to traditional–conventional pest control products for use in
their homes and gardens.

As a result, you can now find many Concoction–Recipes for pest control prod-
ucts on the Internet and in published literature.
Home–Made Pest Control Concoctions
may pose health and environmental risks

These Concoction–Recipes are for products that CL AI M to address a wide variety


of situations, from controlling insects to repelling large animals.

Heal th Canada is advising consum ers to be aware that prep aring , s toring ,
and using Hom e–M ade Pest Con trol Concoctions m ay POSE HEAL TH AND
ENV I RONM ENTAL S AFE TY RI SKS; and rem inds Canadians th at any pes t con -
trol product shoul d be used judicio usl y, be i t convention al or hom e–
m ade.

H O W T H E S AFE T Y O F P E ST C O NT R O L P R O DU C T S
I S R E G U L AT E D I N C ANA DA

Prior to importation, sale, or use in Canada , ALL pest control products must be
registered under the Pest Control Products Act ( PCPA ) , which is administered
by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency ( PMRA ) .

The primary objective is to PREVENT UNA C CEPTABL E RI SKS to people and the en-
vironment from the use of pest control products.

To accomplish this, P MRA evaluates pest control products before they are reg-
istered to ensure that they ME ET THE L A TEST HEAL TH AND SAF ETY STAN DARD S ,
and that the product W O RKS AS CL AI MED .

The product label also specifies how to use a product safely and effectively.
R ISK S A SSO C I AT E D W I T H
H O M E –M ADE P E ST C O N T R O L C O NC O C T IO NS

Home–Made Pest Control concoctions DO NO T undergo any scientific evaluation,


and DO NO T have label directions that the user can follow to ensure safe use or
the desired pest control result.

While some Concoction–Recipes, such as mixtures of soap and water, are not
likely to pose human health risks, other recipes MAY PO SE HE AL TH O R ENVI RO N-
MENTAL CO NCERN S .

For example ―

• Concoction–Recipes that require cooking, such as boiling rhu-


barb leaves or chrysanthemums to extract toxins, or recipes for ex-
tracting nicotine from cigarettes, are PO TENTI AL L Y DANG ERO US .

• Concoction–Recipes that include gasoline and kerosene as in-


gredients MAY PO SE HEAL TH O R SERI O US ENVI RO NMENTAL CO NCERNS if
not handled or disposed of properly.

Other possible RI SKS associated with the preparation and use of Home–Made
Pest Control Concoctions include ―

• contaminating cookware and utensils normally used to prepare


and serve food
• contaminating your clothing
• ingesting contaminants or harmful substances due to improper
preparation
• inhaling harmful fumes
• irritating your eyes and skin
• labelling, and storage
• the environmental impact of use and disposal
Health Canada encourages the use of products
that are REGISTERED under Federal Law

M I N IM IZ ING Y O U R R I SK

I f you choose to use a pest control product, He al th Canada encourages


the use o f products identi fied as being REGI STERED under the Pest Con trol
Products Ac t ( PC P A ).

Registered–conventional pest control products are manufactured in facilities


where appropriate measures are taken to protect workers and the environment.

In addition, Health Canada reviews all of the available scientific information on


the chemicals in these products to ensure that they meet the latest health and
safety standards and are effective.

All conventional pest control products registered in Canada will have a PCP
registration number on the label.

Look for this number when purchasing a pest control product to be sure the
product is registered for use in Canada , and always follow all of the instruc-
tions on the label.

There are registered–conventional pest control products available in stores for


use in your home and garden that have ingredients similar to those found in
some Home–Made Concoction–Recipes.

Before using any pest control product, check to see if there are local regula-
tions about pest control product use in your area.
Pest Control Products Act
Selected and adapted excerpts

I N T E R P RE TA TI O N

DEFIN IT IONS

2. ( 1 ) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Act.

« pest control product » means ...

( a ) a product, an organism or a substance, including a product, an organism or a substance de-


rived through biotechnology, that consists of its active ingredient, formulants, and contaminants, and
that is manufactured, represented, distributed or used as a means for directly or indirectly ...

C O N T R O L L IN G , D E S T R O Y I N G , A T T R A C T IN G O R R E P E L L IN G ...

a pest or for mitigating or preventing its injurious, noxious or troublesome effects;

( b ) an active ingredient that is used to manufacture anything described in paragraph (a); or

( c ) any other thing that is prescribed to be a pest control product.

P R O H I B I T I O NS

UNREG IS TERE D PES T CON TRO L PROD UC TS

6. ( 1 ) No person shall manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, import, distribute or use a
pest control product that is not registered under this Act, except as otherwise authorized under sub-
section 21(5) or 41(1), any of sections 53 to 59 or the regulations.

COND IT IONS OF REG IS TRA T ION

( 2 ) No person shall manufacture, import, export or distribute a registered pest control product
unless it conforms to the conditions of registration respecting its composition and the person complies
with the other conditions of registration.

PA CKA G ING AND ADV ERT IS EMEN T OF PEST CONTROL PRODUCTS

( 7 ) No person shall package or advertise a pest control product in a way that is false, misleading or
likely to create an erroneous impression regarding its character, value, quantity, composition, safety
or registration.
ACTIV IT IES THA T E NDA NG ER H EA LTH, ETC ...

( 8 ) No person shall manufacture, possess, handle, store, transport, distribute, use or dispose of a
pest control product in a way that endangers human health or safety or the environment.

AUTHOR IZ A T ION TO US E UNREG IS TERED PR O DUC T

41. ( 1 ) The Minister may, in accordance with the regulations and subject to any conditions that
the Minister may specify, authorize a person to use an unregistered pest control product for a speci-
fied purpose.

COND IT IONS

( 2 ) The Minister shall authorize the use of a pest control product if the Minister considers that use
of the product for the specified purpose in accordance with any conditions specified does not pose un-
acceptable health or environmental risks.

SUS PENS ION

( 3 ) The Minister shall suspend an authorization if the Minister has reasonable grounds to believe
that the conditions to which the authorization is subject have not been or will not be met or that the
continuance of the authorization poses unacceptable health or environmental risks.

REPRES ENTA T IONS

( 4 ) After suspending an authorization, the Minister shall give the authorized person a reasonable
opportunity to make representations.

DECIS ION

( 5 ) After considering any representations that may be made by the authorized person, the Minister
shall reinstate, amend or cancel the authorization.

OFFENCE AND PUN IS HMENT

( 6 ) Every person who fails to comply with the conditions of an authorization issued under this sec-
tion is guilty of an offence and liable ...

( a ) on summary conviction, to a fine of not more than $200,000 or to imprisonment for a term of
not more than six months, or to both; or

( b ) on conviction on indictment, to a fine of not more than $500,000 or to imprisonment for a term
of not more than three years, or to both.
In Canada, pest control products, or pesti- Health Canada employs over 350 scientists in
cides, are regulated by Health Canada under the PMRA, including biologists, chemists, toxi-
the Pest Control Products Act, and are among cologists, epidemiologists, plant pathologists,
the most stringently regulated substances in weed scientists and entomologists, who are
Canada. dedicated to the evaluation of pest control
products.
The Pest Management Regulatory Agency
( PMRA ) is the branch of Health Canada that Under the authority of the Pest Control Prod-
administers the Act on behalf of the Minister ucts Act, Health Canada ―
of Health.
● registers pest control products after a
Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory stringent, science–based evaluation
Agency ( PMRA ) has the mandate to protect
human health, safety and the environment by ● re–evaluates the pest control products cur-
minimizing risks associated with pest control rently on the market on a 15–year cycle to
products, while providing Canadians with ac- ensure the products meet current scientific
cess to the pest management tools they re- standards
quire for agriculture, forestry, industry, and
personal use. ● promotes sustainable pest management

● promotes and ensures compliance with the Act


In addition to conducting the pre-registration
evaluation of pest control products for safety ● works with provincial, territorial and fed-
and effectiveness, the PMRA also monitors eral departments in Canada to help refine and
pest control product use through a series of strengthen pest control product regulation
education, compliance, and enforcement pro-
grams. ● works closely with several international or-
ganizations such as United States Environ-
As part of this work, all registered pest control mental Protection Agency, North American
products are re-evaluated every 15 years, us- Free Trade Agreement Technical Working
ing the latest scientific methods to determine Group, Organization for Economic Co–
if they continue to meet Health Canada's operation and Development, Codex and the
health and environmental standards. United Nations Environment Programme.
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