“ pesticide” means any organism, substance or thing that is manufactured, represented, sold or used as a means of directly or indirectly controlling, preventing, destroying, mitigating, attracting or repelling any pest or of altering the growth, development or characteristics of any plant life that is not a pest and includes any organism, substance or thing registered under the Pest Control Products Act (PCPA, Canada).
There are many classifications of pesticides. The most common are:
Cosmetic Pesticide The term " Cosmetic Pesticide " has been defined as any pest control product used to improve appearance or aesthetics.
Classes Detail the Particulars of the Legislation
Under the new law, there are 11 classes of pesticides in Ontario
Schedule 5 & 6 are the less harmful pesticides that can be used by home owners. This includes, mouse bait, insect repellants, wasp spray
Class 7 pesticides, includes pesticides that can be used but only for non cosmetic purposes and mostly by licensed exterminators
Class 7 Pesticides There are pesticides with both non-cosmetic uses and cosmetic uses listed in Class 7. Such pesticides will only be allowed for non-cosmetic purposes (as outlined in the previous slide). Retailers must notify you of this. For example, the use of a pesticide to control poison ivy cannot be used on patios or driveways to control weeds.