Rat Control Program (CAP-RCP)
In 2020-21, SARM will administer the rat control program (CAP-RCP) to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs), First Nations Bands (FNBs) south of the Northern Administrative District. The cost-share rebate program is designed to achieve maximum results and accountability, while keeping administrative requirements for RMs and FNBs to a minimum. The CAP-RCP will provide cost-share rebates in the amount of $1.2 million for this program year (April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021).
The program will provide up to a 50:50 cost-share payment to RMs and FNBs that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the 2020-21 CAP-RCP.
December 31, 2020 is the deadline to claim under the 2020-21 CAP-RCP. The program will provide rebates to eligible RMs and FNBs to cover up to 50 per cent of reported rat control expenses to a maximum potential grant amount pro-rated by a factor of total value of all valid claims by totals funds available.
Rat Control Technical Advisors - SARM has contracted the services of two Rat Control Technical Advisors, one focused in the northern three SARM Divisions (4, 5 and 6) and another in the southern three Divisions (1, 2 and 3). These roles will continue to support the Rat Control Program by providing ongoing mentoring and technical guidance to new and existing appointed PCOs and licensed pesticide applicators in the field on a case by case basis. In addition to providing ongoing technical guidance to new and existing PCOs and pesticide applicators in the field, the Rat Control Technical Advisors will play an important role alongside the Plant Health Officers to develop and deliver training and educational opportunities for PCOs each year.
For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:
Form Resources for download:
- Rat Infestation Reports
- PCO Inspection Reports
- Notice to Destroy (Template for RM use)
- PCO Employment Contract (Sample 1)
- PCO Employment Contract (Sample 2)
PCO Resources for order through SARM Trading Services (free of charge)
- "Your PCO Called" door knockers (100/pkg)
- Poison Rat Bait Stickers (100/pkg) (peel & stick)
- Warning Rat Bait Poison poster (peel & stick)
If you require assistance or more information regarding the CAP-RCP, please contact the Plant Health Officer located in your SARM Division:
For more information, please contact SARM, toll free, at 1-800-667-3604 or Annette Ellert, Programs Manager, at (306) 761-3744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.