The Municipal District of Wainwright’s component of the Alberta-Municipal Rat Control Program consists of the inspection and baiting of farms in the first three townships of the M.D. of Wainwright and 30km east of the Alberta border in an effort to prevent the movement and establishment of rats from Saskatchewan into Alberta. To report a possible rat sighting within the Municipal District of Wainwright, contact the Municipal Pest Control Officer at (780) 842-7285.
NOTE: Rat sightings in other areas of Alberta should be reported to the Pest Control Officer of the Municipality that the Rat was seen in or to the Provincial Rat and Pest Specialist at (403) 381-5856.
For more information on the Alberta Rat Control Program, please visit the following links:
- The History of Rat Control in Alberta
- Enemy at the Grates: On the front lines of humanity’s high-tech, global war on rats – The Verge