Strychnine Program

2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate is offered for sale through the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10 to farmers and ranchers within the County who are experiencing difficulties with Richardson Ground Squirrels.

This product comes in a 250 ml bottle that can be mixed with any cereal grain at a cost of $9 per bottle. Price is subject to change.

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has conducted a review of strychnine and strychnine based products for their efficiency, effectiveness, and long term impacts on the environment.  As this review completed PMRA has decided to pull the registration of strychnine and strychnine based products effective March 4, 2020.

What does this mean to the County of Wetaskiwin?
This pulling of the registration means that the County has until March 4, 2021 to purchase strychnine or strychnine based products from its' supplier.  The County will be able to sell those products until March 4, 2022.

What does this mean to a producer who wants strychnine or strychnine based products?
This means that producers will be able to use these products until March 4, 2023.

We now accept payment using select credit cards through OptionPay, for more information on OptionPay, please click on the link.

Please call before coming for pick-up, to ensure Agriculture personnel are in the office for distribution. Please call 780-352-3321. 
A Richardson Ground squirrel outside a tunnel

Strychnine Additional Information