The Agricultural Pest Act provides authority for the Minister to declare as a pest or nuisances any animal, bird, insect, plant or disease which negatively impacts the environment and/or agricultural production.

Legislation enables inspectors and local authorities to deal with these Pests & Nuisances. The Municipal District of Provost is responsible for protecting the agricultural productivity of the municipality by controlling native and introduced pests.

Landowners are accountable for controlling pests on their properties.

Agricultural Pests Act and Regulation

The Agricultural Pest Act directs that declared Agricultural Pests must be controlled, while Agricultural Nuisances may be controlled.

Pest Control Officers

The local contacts for pest control are:

Myron Scherger

Pest Control Officer

If you think you have seen a rat, or any suspected rat sign, please contact one of them, and they will be more then happy to come investigate and help out if any problems are found.

Vertebrate Pests and Nuisances:

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The purchase of 2% Liquid Strychnine is available at both M.D. Shops located at 391036 RR25 Provost, Alberta and 45 McTavish St. Hughenden, Alberta. An ASB employee will be available on Tuesday mornings between April 6th and June 8th, 2021 at the Provost Shop. Please call one of the Ag Fieldman to arrange pickup at the Hughenden Shop. If purchases are required outside of these times, please contact to make arrangements.

• 1 bottle/kg grain/2.25lbs (approx. 1 ice cream pail) $11.63 per bottle/ GST Exempt
• 24/case – $279.00
4 bottles could do ½ of a 5 gallon pail of grain
6 bottles could do a 5 gallon pail depending on how heavy your grain is.

Pasture – Makes no difference
Wheat Stubble – Use Oats
Oat Stubble – Use Wheat