Valent BioSciences Larvicides are First in Canada to Include Drones as an Approved Application Method

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., U.S.A., May 10, 2023 – The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) recently approved, for the first time, drone use as an application method for three Public Health products from Valent BioSciences LLC.

VectoBac® 200G, VectoBac® 1200L, and VectoLex® CG, which are larvicides used in the control of black flies and mosquitoes, are the first products in Canada to be approved for application via drone.

Using a Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) – currently utilized in many parts of the United States for applying larvicides and monitoring pest populations – has previously not been allowed in Canada by the PMRA.

Advancements in application technology, including the use of RPAS, provide public health professionals with savings in both operational costs and labour management.

“As a company, we have extensive field experience in the United States applying our products via drones,” said Maria Dombrowsky, Valent BioSciences’ Marketing Operations Manager. “Having this registration in Canada will now provide our customers here with greater application flexibility, as well as allow them to more easily access hard-to-treat areas and save them money while maintaining accurate application rates.”

Valent BioSciences is proud to be an industry leader and a partner with its customers as they explore the latest application technologies.

To learn more about VectoBac and VectoLex products, please visit


About Valent BioSciences LLC

Headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois, Valent BioSciences is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Valent BioSciences is a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of biorational products and technologies used in the agriculture, public health, and forest health markets. The company has more than 60 years of experience bringing biorational products to market in 95 countries around the world and is ISO 9001 Certified. Valent BioSciences is also the parent company of Pace International LLC, a global leader in postharvest coatings, sanitizers, and postharvest disease management products, as well as Mycorrhizal Applications LLC, the world’s leading supplier of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi-based products. For additional information, visit the company’s website at

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Beth Ranson | Global Content Marketing & Digital Development Manager
Public Health and Forest Health Business
Valent BioSciences LLC


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