A blow torch, old rugs, boiling water,
or gardens to control weeds or other
newspapers, vinegar, elbow grease, garlic,
vegetation as these are cosmetic uses, but
can be used to control plants poisonous to
Almost everything in the garage, kitchen
humans by touch (e.g., poison ivy, giant
against those pervasive enemies – weeds
Class 7 products can be used inside the
home or immediately around the outside
In case you haven’t noticed, over the past
two years, Ontarians have been forced to
on the label.
devise ingenious techniques to deter
Life without chemicals, Year 2
Class 8 products are banned for use and
dandelions and beat back the black flies.
should be taken to a local municipal
Chemical-free since Ontario’s cosmetic
For example, farmers and foresters are
not subjected to the edict, which prohibits
gardeners and homeowners have come up
where heat has been applied are toast and
the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic
Surprisingly, clarity was one of the goals
with methods that can kill pests, save our
will not be able to support new vegetation
of these new regulations. Ontario’s rule
yards, and includes many herbicides,
replaced the many existing municipal
clean family fun.
fungicides and insecticides. However,
pesticide bylaws in the province,
Green thumbs are always engaged in a
“establishing one clear set of easy-to-
or safety reasons such as fighting West Nile
understand rules, and providing certainty
That being said, vinegar is another
Virus, killing stinging insects like wasps, or
controls. Some methods are really neat.
accessible andversatile product that can be
controlling poison ivy.
Take a blow torch, for example.
deployed to control unwanted growth.
The immediate reaction to this new law
Wait, before we go any further, let us
Some swear by a concoction of vinegar and
out Ontario Regulation 63/09 (O. Reg. 63/
was resistance. This was just another
caution that this option is not for everyone.
dish detergent. Others swear at this mix,
09) under the Pesticides Act.
government plot to interfere in what we do
There is a bit of a learning curve involved
warning that these products are actually
Surprisingly, this is not scintillating
in our plots. The State has no business
here. Do not use a torch near anything that
material. Better make some more tea.
can catch on fire, such as the house, car, you
Still there are others who contend that
The information page on the Internet
Yet, to be fair, some sort of intervention
or your family pet. Open flames can cause
we ought to have the right to resort to
reminds us that more than 90 pesticide
was required. Let’s face it –wewere hooked
immediate, negative reactions when
products that contain things such as
ingredients are banned for cosmetic uses.
glyphosate, which is banned, under most
Over the decades, we have witnessed a
Health Canada’s Pest Management
proliferation of chemical weaponry. The
usual, using a blow torch to fix some
A good rule of thumb for green thumbs
Regulatory Agency (PMRA) and classified
arsenal of weed and pest killers grew.
plumbing or complete an iron sculpture.
is that if you have trouble saying the name
by the Ministry of the Environment (MOE)
Something bugging you? There was always
Between your atelier and your house, you
of a weed killer, stay away from the stuff.
to be sold and used in Ontario. Products
a handy toxic remedy available.
Other products in the pantry can help
must be used according to label directions
Now two years later, going cold turkey
Time to multi-task! Spark up the torch and
keep bugs, and people, at bay.
and for purposes allowed under the ban.
has not been easy for everyone. We fight the
fry that weed.
Cooking up some pasta sauce? Rub a
Ontario has a pesticide classification system
reflex to spray. We have to get down and
But propane can be pricey.
little of that garlic on your skin. There is no
consisting of 11 classes.
dirty. But good old-fashioned elbow grease
So, while you are making some tea, boil
proof it will fend off bugs, but what have
Domestic products in Class 7 have both
still works and provides a free work-out.
you got to lose?
cosmetic and non-cosmetic uses. Under the
Hack, hoe, up-root, and repeat.
Of course, not everyone has been
ban, the cosmetic uses of these products are
As the calluses build up, remember that
This is all good fun until somebody gets
engaged in this chemical-purging exercise.
not allowed. For example, Class 7 products
For every rule, there are exemptions.
cannot be used on driveways, patios, lawns
developing new muscles.
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