Types of pests

Prevention and control of agricultural vertebrate pests.


Learn what you can do to control damage to property and crops caused by gophers, mice, moles, porcupines, rabbits and skunks.

Learn about the different types of insects that can affect Alberta crops – from crop pests to beneficial insects.

Damage control programs, and how to reduce the risks associated with wildlife in urban settings.

Identification, life cycle, damage, monitoring and control of insect pests that can cause major crop losses.

Common birds that can be a nuisance and how control them.

Damage control measures can keep predatory animals such as coyotes, bears, wild boars, cougars, wolves and weasels from damaging flocks.

When not being raised as livestock, wild boar are considered ‘at large’ and are a provincially regulated invasive pest.