Pesticides

Since 2003, the use of chemical pesticides has been prohibited within Brossard. The municipal by-law in effect is intended to prevent health- and environment-related risks. It was introduced following the implementation of the Code de gestion des pesticides du Québec (Quebec Pesticide Management Code), which is designed to regulate the use of pesticides for aesthetic reasons on private and public properties.

To consult the Rule REG-350 about pesticides, please click here (in French).
 
Pesticides include any substances, materials or micro-organisms used to control, eliminate or repel undesirable organisms. The most common types of pesticide are herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
 
Did you know that it is necessary to obtain a permit from the City in order to use some of these products? 

Registered Businesses

If you wish to employ the services of a business to maintain and treat your lawn as well as exterminate invasive insects such as white grubs, it must be registered with the City.

Here is the list of the registred business.
 
Registred Businesses Phone number Registration number
Service d'Entretien de Pelouses Pousse Vert Inc. 450-474-3977 2018-0068
Pelouse Santé Inc. 450-623-6663 2018-0069


Stay vigilant. The first sign of chemical pesticide usage is the strong odour of solvent that it leaves behind. You may also notice the stems and foliage of dandelions and other broadleaf weeds becoming twisted and overgrown. After a few days, weeds may start to turn red or purple.
 
To learn more about the impact of pesticides on the environment, and especially on bees, which play an important role in our food, visit the following page: ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/special/2015/02/abeilles/.

For more information
If you believe a business is using pesticides illegally or you wish to find out about the best product to use for maintaining your lawn or obtain alternative solutions to pesticides, please contact the Direction de l’urbanisme by calling 450-923-6311 or writing to services@brossard.ca.