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Alberta’s rat control program

How we keep Alberta rat-free and what you can do to help.

Albertans have enjoyed living without the menace of rats since 1950 when the provincial rat control program was established.

Rats, especially Norway rats, cause economic losses to stored and in-field crops, destroy property, and their effects on human health. Small infestations are occasionally found in the province, but they are dealt with. Rats have the capability to spread throughout Alberta just as easily today as they could in the past. Together the government and Albertans play a part in making sure that does not happen.

Find out how we keep Alberta rat-free and what you can do to help.

If you see a rat

Safely take a picture, note the location, and send the information to:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 310-FARM (3276)

Or phone your local bylaw agriculture fieldman office.

It is illegal to own pet rats in Alberta.