Agricultural pests and nuisances are defined under the Alberta Agricultural Pest Act as any animal, bird, insect, plant or disease which negatively impacts agricultural production.
The County of Wetaskiwin is responsible for protecting the agricultural productivity of the municipality by controlling native and introduced pests. Private landowners are also accountable for controlling pests on their properties.
The Agricultural Pests Act directs that declared Agricultural Pests must be controlled, while Agricultural Nuisances may be controlled. Some problem pests in the county could include: