Orkin Canada Corporation (Orkin) has pleaded guilty to failing to hold the required registration for pesticide application.

Alberta (1/31/2023) On Jan. 23, the company pleaded guilty to contravening Alberta’s Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
On May 26 and 27, 2021, an Orkin employee was observed applying the pesticide Rozol RTU directly into gopher holes or burrows. The employee was not a registered pesticide applicator for the class of pesticide into which Rozol RTU falls.
The application of the pesticide occurred directly adjacent to an off-leash park in the city of Calgary. Orkin was sentenced to a $27,500 penalty consisting of:
  • $27,000 towards a creative sentencing project for the board of governors of Lakeland College. The college will develop a national pesticide application certification manual and exam as well as structural and fumigation pesticide application certification examinations.
  • $500 fine inclusive of the victim surcharge.
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