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


Pests and Pesticides

Operating Requirements for Certified Businesses

  • Lawn care companies must comply with the Sign Posting Guidelines.
  • All commercial pesticide applicators who apply commercial or restricted pesticides must be properly certified.
  • As a business operator you are responsible for ensuring that your employees have a valid and up-to-date pesticide applicator's certificate. It is a requirement that all applicators carry their certificates when performing pesticide related work.
  • A current copy of the businesses contingency plan must be kept in each vehicle.
  • Businesses must operate in compliance with any additional terms and conditions attached to their Business Operators Certificate.
  • Business Operator Certificates are valid for 1 year.