British Columbia Makes Rodenticide Ban Permanent

The British Columbia government has announced that it will be making its temporary ban on rodenticides permanent. In July 2021, the government put in place an eighteen-month ban on the use of second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides (SAGRs), which can pose a risk of poisoning to non-targeted animals. During that time, they received "almost 1,600 consultation responses" regarding the proposed permanent changes to the province's Integrated Pest Management Regulation, which will limit the sale and use of SAGRs to sectors deemed "essential services," such as hospitals and food production. The permanent rule changes will take effect on January 21st, 2023, when the temporary ban expires.