Can I use pesticides on Giant Hogweed?

Giant Hogweed poses a serious threat to human health and the environment. If you find Giant Hogweed on your property, it needs to be removed as per the City’s Noxious Weed Bylaw Number 4181, 2010 (PDF). It is best to let a professional remove this plant and to follow Work Safe BC instructions on their safety bulletin and video. The Pesticide Use Control Bylaw (PDF) does not apply to the use of a pesticide in response to a human or animal health issue and the use of pesticides is permitted for the removal of Giant Hogweed.