Rat Control

Norway Rats
Report all suspect rat sightings to Agricultural Services for further action. All sightings will be investigated to verify identification, establish control measures and determine the possible source of conveyance.You can find more information by viewing our Alberta Agriculture Norway Rat Brochure (PDF).

Anyone found to be raising or harbouring rats may face a maximum $5,000 fine or 60 days in jail.
An illustration of a Norway Rat
How We Can Help
County of Wetaskiwin Agricultural Services works with residents to resolve pest control issues by providing:
  • Information, inspections, and advice
  • The rental of traps for the control of skunks, squirrels, raccoons, magpies and pigeons
  • Information for producers having problems with coyote predation on livestock
  • Information for producers having problems with Richard's ground squirrels (gopher)
Individuals must ensure the capture and disposal of pests in a safe and humane manner.