The Rat Control Zone

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  • The Rat Control Zone is a geographical area covering the first 29 kilometres west of the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.
  • The Zone falls within the following districts/counties: Cypress County, MD of Acadia, Special Areas 2, 3, and 4, MD of Provost, MD of Wainwright, County of Vermillion River, and MD of Bonnyville.
  • The rat control program provides grants to municipalities to monitor this control zone along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border.
  • Each county or municipal district hires a Pest Control Officer(s) who inspect farms, buildings, and other potential rat harborage sites in the Rat Control Zone. All potential rat harborage sites are inspected at least yearly for rat activity. Any sign of rats found has control measures implemented. Bait is given to property owners in the Zone to set out for preventative rat control measures.

Checking an old barn for rats in the Rat Control Zone.
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This information published to the web on May 30, 2013.
Last Reviewed/Revised on February 13, 2018.