Pest control products, also called pesticides,
are chemicals, organisms and devices designed
to control, destroy, attract or repel pests. All
pesticides must be registered by Health Canada.
control mould, mildew and other fungi diseases;
control algae in swimming pools; and
control the decay of wood as well as other
consumer and industrial products.
play an important role in controlling or eliminating
pests that threaten public health and the environment.
home and garden pesticides similar to agricultural
Generally home and garden pesticides are similar
to those used in agriculture, but are typically
diluted and tailored to home and garden use. Many
are packaged in ready-to-use formulations. Only
products that present low risks to the user may
be considered for home and garden use. All of
these products must meet Health Canada safety
requirements and be registered by them before
they can be sold.
a weight-for-weight basis, caffeine is between
25 to 50 times more toxic that some of the
most commonly used lawn herbicides.
Many of the pesticides used today biodegrade
rapidly, in some cases as quickly as several