Government of Nova Scotia Government of Nova Scotia Nova Scotia, Canada


Pests and Pesticides

Pesticide Approvals

Approvals are required for any treatments by air, to water, or in the following areas:

  • on forested land
  • on utility corridors, right-of-way
  • roads, streets or highways
  • industrial sites for soil sterilization

An approval is also required to construct a new pesticide storage facility or extend/modify an existing pesticide storage facility to store commercial or restricted class pesticide for sale, resale or wholesale distribution.

For more information on the Department's role in the management of herbicides, please review the Herbicide BackgrounderPDF Download Link (PDF:90k).

For more information on the approval process contact your nearest NSE Regional and District Office location.

Current pesticide applications and approvals can be viewed on the Pesticide Applications Approvals page.