Ontario’s cosmetic pesticides ban is in effect to reduce the unnecessary use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes. The ban protects families, especially children, from the potential risk of pesticides, and improves the environment.
More than 90 pesticides are banned for cosmetic uses such as on lawns, gardens, parks and school yards. This ban establishes one clear set of rules, which makes it easier for Ontario businesses to follow.
Licensed vendors must be aware of regulatory requirements and other important information related to selling pesticides.