Red Deer County is responsible for protecting the agricultural productivity of the municipality by controlling or eradicating native and introduced pests. Private landowners are also accountable for controlling or eradicating pests on their properties.
Agricultural pests and nuisances are defined under the Agricultural Pest Act as any animal, bird, insect, plant or disease which negatively impacts agricultural production.
The Agricultural Pest Act directs that declared Agricultural Pests must be eradicated, while Agricultural Nuisances may be controlled as directed in the Agricultural Pest and Nuisance Control Regulation.
Help keep Alberta RAT FREE. Call the County or 310-FARM to report a sighting.
For more information: Alberta's Rat Control Program
Wild boars are banned in Red Deer County and are not allowed to be raised as livestock. When “at large” they can cause immense agricultural and environmental damage, harm humans and animals, and spread disease to other livestock.
To report a Wild Boar sighting, please call the County or 310-FARM.
other agricultural pests & nuisances found in red deer county:
AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
A variety of wildlife live in Red Deer County. While there are many benefits to living near wild animals, it is important to know how to co-exist with these animals to minimize conflict and ensure the safety of residents, pets, livestock, and wildlife alike. Local wildlife may include:
For all other pest and nuisance related inquiries, please contact the Ag-Info Centre at 310-FARM.