Alberta's Rat Control Program - Information and Who to Contact

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  • Alberta continues to be the only rat free jurisdiction in the world – something Albertans can take great pride in.
  • Through the vigilance of farmers, municipalities and counties, pest control officers, and the government’s rat control staff, rats have been prevented from becoming established in Alberta, ensuring that we retain our rat free status.
  • The province has control agreements with the participating Counties and Municipal Districts within the Rat Control Zone along the Saskatchewan border and provides funding to these rural municipalities to deliver the Rat and Rabies Control Programs. Alberta also purchases the bait for this program and provides annual funding to the 70 Agricultural Service Boards to enforce legislation related to weeds, pests, and soil conservation.

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This information published to the web on May 29, 2013.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 13, 2018.