Pest Control

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.

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.

Classification
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:

Agricultural Pests
Agricultural Nuisances
Pests of Concern
While all agricultural and nuisance pests are targeted by Agricultural Services for control in the county, the main pests of concern are:
  • Virulent Black Leg and Clubroot of Canola
  • Wild Boar
  • Rats
  • Grasshoppers
  • Fusarium Graminearum
Control Techniques
The County will provide control techniques and information on the following:
Additional Resources
Fish & Wildlife
Any other wildlife or pests are handled by Fish and Wildlife, this list may include:
  • Badger
  • Cougar
  • Wolf
  • Bear (black, grizzly)
  • Fox
  • Coyotes
  • Owl
  • Eagles
  • Elk
  • Moose
  • Deer