Agricultural pests and nuisances are defined under the Alberta Agricultural Pests Act as any animal, bird, insect, plant or disease which can destroy or harm any land, livestock or property.

Strathcona County works with residents to mitigate human wildlife conflict concerns. Municipalities are given this responsibility under the Agricultural Pests Act.

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How can we help?

When thinking of renting a trap please consider the impacts on young animals during breeding seasons. Most animals give birth in the spring, take this into account when renting a trap.

Strathcona County assists residents with wildlife concerns where conflict is present. Contact us at 780-464-8080 for information on how to mitigate conflict with wildlife.

Beavers Specialists within Agriculture and Environment may assist with the removal of beavers and the breaching of dams when there is a flooding concern. 
Coyotes Specialists within Agriculture and Environment can help educate and identify options for coyote management on a case-by-case basis. Depending on location and circumstance, this can include information on trapping, removal options, as well as other deterrent and exclusion options.
Muskrats

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental and removing the trapped animal (seasonally dependent).

  • $50.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Trap is delivered to the residence
Porcupines

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental and removing the trapped animal (seasonally dependent).

  • $50.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Trap is delivered to the residence
Raccoons

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental and removing the trapped animal (seasonally dependent).

  • $50.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Trap is delivered to the residence
Red Fox

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental and removing the trapped animal (seasonally dependent.

  • $50.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Trap is delivered to the residence
Skunk

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental and removing the trapped animal (seasonally dependent).

  • $50.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Trap is delivered to the residence
Squirrels

Specialists within Agriculture and Environment assist residents by offering live traps for rental (seasonally dependent).

  • $25.00 + GST
  • Two-week rental period
  • Please call us at 780-464-8080 to make arrangements to rent a trap
  • Traps must be picked up from County Hall, located at 2001 Sherwood Drive

Method of payment: Visa or MasterCard only


Other wildlife concerns

Information or assistance regarding other wildlife is available by contacting Agriculture and Environment Services or the Province of Alberta's Fish and Wildlife Division at 780-427-3574


Rodent and trap vendors

Listing of local rodent and trap vendors (43.1 KB)

Strathcona County does not endorse any product or service listed on this page. We do not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of this information. Other businesses can be added to this list by contacting Agriculture and Environment.


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Last updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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