The District of Sechelt restricts non-essential use of pesticieds and herbicides to protect environmental and community health.
Products allowed under District of Sechelt Pesticide Bylaw No. 441, 2007
Insecticidal and herbicidal soaps
Mineral, dormant or horicultural oil
Boracic/boric acid (Borax)
Acetic or fatty acids
Pyrethrum or pyrethrins
Sulphur (Copper sulphate or Lime sulphur)
Should you consider use of a product that is not allowed you have two options:
1. Consult the District of Sechelt in advance, apply for a Pesticide Permit
and pay a $50 fee
2. Abide by all Pesticide Bylaw requirements, such as post notices, seek permission of neighbouring
property owner, obey setbacks from public areas and waterways, etc.
Natural garden pest control as well as non-toxic and homemade remedies can be found in the Guide to Natural Lawn & Garden Care brochure
which can be picked up at the District office