There are different requirements for vendors depending on what kind of pesticides you sell.
What are Self-Select Domestic Class Pesticides?
These pesticides require no dilution or mixing prior to use. Typically, they are sold in a volume or weight of less that one litre or one kilogram, respectively. Self-select domestic pesticides can be openly displayed at any vendor outlet but in a way that does not present a hazard to children. As well, these pesticides cannot be displayed or stored close to food, household furnishings, toiletries, clothes, or bedding.
No license, certification, or training is needed to sell a self select domestic pesticide.
What are Controlled Purchase Domestic Class Pesticides?
These pesticides may require special handling, or they may be sold in larger container sizes. Controlled purchase domestic pesticides cannot be openly displayed at vendor outlets. They must be kept behind the sales counter or inside a locked cabinet.
To sell a controlled purchase domestic pesticide, a company must hold a Domestic Pesticide Vendor Business Licence.
Sales staff who sell, or provide advice regarding the use of, a controlled purchase domestic pesticide must hold a Domestic Pesticide Vendor Certificate.
What are Non-Domestic Class Pesticides?
To sell a non-domestic class pesticide, a company must hold a Non-domestic Pesticide Vendor Business License.
Sales staff who sell, or provide advice regarding the use of, a commercial class pesticide must hold a Non-domestic Pesticide Vendor Certificate.
Who can I contact for more information?
Thane Clarke (Pesticide Management Program Specialist)
Jones Building, 4th Floor
11 Kent Street
Telephone: (902) 368-5599
Fax: (902) 368-5830