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 program based on a 50:50 cost-share 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 2024-25 RCP is December 31, 2024. 

RCP Tools

Resources Available

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:

Grant Peeling, Division 1,2 & 3 or 306-631-7141

Colette Melnychuk, Divisions 4, 5 & 6 or 306-269-7067

Rat control forms available for download:

RCP Pest Control Forms

For additional resources including workshops and webinars, visit the Plant Health Network (PHN) page.


Annette Ellert, Agriculture Program Administrator or 306-761-3744