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The effort to keep rats out of Alberta dates back seven decades.

Eternal vigilance the key to being rat free

The effort to keep the rodents out of Alberta continues unabated after seven decades

It takes a lot of work but the Alberta Rat Control Program is an unqualified success, says provincial rat and pest specialist Phil Merrill. “Someone must have had incredible foresight and said, ‘We don’t have rats, and we’re only going to battle them in the east. We can do this,’” said Merrill, the face and […] Read more

New hotline for reporting rats

Province says even calls left after hours 
or on weekends will 
be responded to 
within 24 hours


Albertans now have a new way to report rat sightings. “Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development has a new easily remembered phone number, 310-RATS (7287), for all Albertans to report possible rat sightings,” said rat inspector Bruce Hamblin. “It’s not a replacement for the current system of reporting rats, but it is an addition to it.” […] Read more