The Rat Control Program (RCP) is in place to provide financial and human resource assistance to rural municipalities (RMs) and First Nations (FNs) south of the Northern Administrative District, to control the rat population in their respective jurisdictions.
Funding for the RCP is $1.2 million and SARM administers the 50:50 cost-share program to RMs and FNs that are active in their rat control efforts and who follow the minimum level of service determined by the RCP.
The deadline to claim under the 2023-24 RCP is December 31, 2023.
Rat Control Technical Advisors are in place 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.
For rat control technical assistance, please contact the Rat Control Technical Advisor for your SARM Division:
Rat control forms available for download:
- Rat Infestation Report
- PCO Inspection Report
- Notice to Destroy (Template for RM use)
- Sample PCO Agreement for Services
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)