November 2013







British Columbia is Seeking Comment on Changes to the Integrated Pest Management Regulation

British Columbia's Ministry of Environment intends to amend the Integrated Pest Management Regulation (IPMR) to ensure that most pesticides used in landscaped areas are applied by trained people. According to Daphne Dolhaine, Manager of the Integrated Pest Management Unit, the amendment would require all people applying pesticides to public land, rights-of-way, forest land, or on a fee-for-service basis, be trained. In addition, amendments would change the current way Domestic class pesticides are sold and update the schedule of excluded pesticides.
The proposed regulatory changes are available through the Integrated Pest Management Program website. Click here to link directly to the intentions paper.
Comments to the ministry should be made on or before December 8, 2013 using this form.


Submit comments by email or regular mail to Cindy Bertram of C. Rankin & Associates.
Email:  [email protected]
Mail:    PO Box 28159 Westshore RPO
             Victoria BC V9B 6K8  


Two New Termiticides Approved by PMRA

Two new products have been approved by PMRA for use as termiticides; Mythic Insecticide registered by BASF and DuPont Altriset Termiticide.
Mythic Insecticide, PCP # 30665, a group 13 insecticide, has been registered with the active ingredient Chlorfenapyr. In addition to being approved for pre- and post-construction applications for termites, it is also approved for limited exterior applications to buildings. For general pest control, application is limited to spot or crack and crevice treatments in locations where listed pests enter around doors, windows, attic vents, and holes in exterior walls where utilities enter the building.

DuPont Altriset Termiticide, PCP # 30862, a group 28 insecticide, has been registered with the active ingredient chlorantraniliprole. The product provides complete pre- and post-construction treatment options as well as treatment for post, poles and landscape elements. Termites in the genera Reticulitermes, Coptotermes and Heterotermes are controlled.
Check with your distributor to find out when these products will be available in your area. 


Canadian Study on Pyrethroids and Behavior

A recent study conducted by Canadian researchers, Youssef Oulhote and Maryse F. Bouchard, explores the correlation between household insecticides and behavior problems in children. Findings from that study and its examination of the effects of pyrethroids on human health, were shared in the October 31st issue of Environmental Health Perspectives.


The researchers indicate they did not observe an "association between organophosphate pesticide exposure and behavioral scores in children"; however, they report some pyrethroid urinary metabolites were associated with a high level of parent-reported behavioral problems." The authors agree that this research is preliminary and inconclusive and that more exploration is needed to determine the potential effects of pyrethroid exposure on behavioral problems in children. Read more...


TV Documentary Uncovers Pests That Can Get Under Your Skin 

They drink your blood while you sleep. They can attack you at home, in a hotel, at the hospital, or even on a plane. You might have them and not even know it. Trying to get rid of them could cost you thousands of dollars and if you're traveling, it could inadvertently cost you your life. They are bed bugs - and if you're unlucky you might become their next victim.


Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion is a one-hour documentary that burrows deep into the world of these blood-sucking night-crawlers. Although bed bugs were once nearly eradicated by using the pesticide DDT, the chemical was banned in the 1970's allowing bed bugs to make a steady comeback ever since. This fast paced film combines interviews with world-renowned experts and first-hand accounts from bed bug victims together with occasional light hearted moments to reveal the oversized impact these tiny pests are having on our daily lives.


Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion will have its world broadcast premiere on CBC Television's Doc Zone on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 9 PM (9:30 PM NT). Check local listings.


Click here to read the full press release. 

Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion Trailer via CBC
Bite Me: The Bed Bug Invasion Facebook Page  


Mark Your Calendar for Pest Management Canada 2014  


Pest Management Canada, CPMA's annual convention and premier event in the professional pest management industry of Canada, will be held at the Fairmont Tremblant in Mont Tremblant, Quebec, March 20-22, 2014. Visit www.pestworldcanada.net for more details.


Gestion Parasitaire Canada, la conf�rence annuelle de l'ACGP ainsi que l'�v�nement le plus important de l'industrie canadienne de gestion parasitaire, aura lieu au Fairmont Tremblant, � Mont-Tremblant, Qu�bec du 20 au 22 mars 2014. D'autres renseignements suivront bient�t!


Dominique Stumpf CMP

Directrice administrative

Association canadienne de la gestion parasitaire

C.P. 1748

Moncton, NB E1C 9X5

T�l: 1 866 630-6762


Consultez notre site au www.pestworldcanada.net.


Night Night Don't Let The Bed Bugs Bite
eCanada Now, November 9, 2013 (Ontario)

Bedbugs have been found at Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre. It is believed that they were brought in a by a patient who was being treated for an unrelated medical condition. Read more... 


Pine Beetle Blamed for Mill Closures in the North
CBC News, November 4, 2013 (British Columbia)
West Fraser Timber Company is blaming the pine beetle for the closure of its Houston sawmill. The company announced a 'comprehensive Mountain Pine Beetle Plan' to address the effects of the mountain pine beetle infestation in the interior of British Columbia. Read more... 
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