Report Pesticide Incident

What is a Pesticide Incident?

Health Canada states that a pesticide incident is a negative effect (adverse reaction) to humans, animals (pets or livestock) or the environment (plants or wildlife) that can result from being exposed to a pesticide.

You do not have to be certain that a pesticide caused the effect in order to report it. Pesticide incidents include

  • Effects to humans, such as skin rash, headache or nausea
  • Effects to a domestic animal like a pet or farm animal, such as vomiting, bleeding or itchy skin
  • Effects to the environment, such as dead fish or birds or yellowed leaves
  • Problems with pesticide containers, such as a leaking container, misfiring spray can or blocked nozzle

Four Types of Reporting