Under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Federal and Provincial governments have committed to invest in the Pest Biosecurity. SARM will deliver this program and administer a network of Plant Health Officers (PHTA) across the province along with four rebate programs based on a 50:50 cost-share, one each focused on invasive plant control, rat control, gopher control and nuisance beaver control.
SARM will administer the Rat Control Program to provide financial assistance to rural municipalities (RMs) and First Nations (FNs) 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 FNs to a minimum.
The Sustainable CAP Rat Control Program guidelines, forms and resources will be available to access April 2023.
CAP-RCP Tools (new coming soon)
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:
Grant Peeling, Division 1,2 & 3
firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-631-7141
Colette Melnychuk, Divisions 4, 5 & 6
email@example.com or 306-269-7067
Form Resources for download:
- Rat Infestation Reports
- PCO Inspection Reports
- Notice to Destroy (Template for RM use)
- PCO Sample Employment Contract
RCP Pest Control Forms
Pest Control Officer Workshops & Webinars
Navigating Conflict Workshops for Appointed Officials
SARM, through the Pest Biosecurity Program, hosted four one-day Navigating Conflict workshops in January and February 2023 open to appointed officials (FN Land Managers, Pest Control Officers, and Weed Inspectors). They were facilitated by the Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice. These interactive workshops introduced concepts and skills about managing a contentious situation and having difficult discussions.
2023 Pest Control Officer Webinar
February 13, 2023:
Strychnine Alternatives for Richardson's Ground Squirrel Control (webinar video)
Strychnine Alternatives for Richardson's Ground Squirrel Control (PDF)
Strychnine Alternatives for Richardson's Ground Squirrel Control Squirrel (CEC Quiz)
Pesticide Recertification Using CECs & CAP-RCP Pest Control Officer Forms (webinar video)
Pesticide Recertification Using CECs (PDF)
CAP-RCP Pest Control Officer Forms (PDF)
Pesticide Recertification Using CECs & CAP-RCP Pest Control Officer Forms (CEC Quiz)
Feral Pigs in Saskatchewan (webinar video)
Feral Pigs in Saskatchewan (PDF)
Feral Pigs in Saskatchewan (CEC Quiz)
Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Landowners (webinar video)
Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Landowners (PDF)
Dealing with Conflict and Difficult Landowners (CEC Quiz)
Pesticide Labels (webinar video)
Pesticide Labels (PDF)
Pesticide and the Environment (webinar video)
Pesticide and the Environment (PDF)
Ticks, the disease they carry and new measures in tick control (PDF)
Annette Ellert, Agriculture Program Administrator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 306-761-3744