Pest Control

Recommended Links

Natural Resources Canada
Learn about efforts to erradicate the Brown Spruce Longhorn Beetle, an alien species that has caused the deaths of red spruce trees in Halifax, Nova Scotia (text and video).
Environment Canada
Find out why DDT was banned in 1972, and why this decision was one of the most important steps in protecting wildlife and people from the effects of pesticides (text and video).
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Learn about Integrated Pest Management to find out how scientists are able to reduce both the numbers of fruit tree pests as well as the use of pesticides (text and video).
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Read about research being done in support of the introduction of minor use pesticides which pose a reduced risk to the environment.
Health Canada
Learn about safe use of pesticides. Access a public registry of product information, frequently asked questions and information on pesticide use in the home.