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Ground Squirrel Control

Pest Management

 
2020 Richardson Ground Squirrel Strychnine Program

2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate is now available for sale. 

Foothills County Agricultural Services department is facilitating the 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate Program for the control of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels again this spring.  This product will only be available to BONA FIDE farmers and ranchers.   This is an emergency registration only.  The farmer or rancher must have an economically significant infestation of Richardson’s Ground Squirrels. 

Please be advised that Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has re-evaluated 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate and has cancelled the registration as of March 4, 2020.  Foothills County will be able to sell the product for the 2020 season and the product must be used up by March 4, 2023 by the purchaser.  For the Re-Evaluation Decision, RVD2020-06, Strychnine and its Associated End-Use Products please see the following link - Government of Canada Re-evaluation Decision

This program will run from March 1 to June 30, 2020 or before if all product is sold. The cost of the 2% LSC is $264.00 per case (24 bottles) or $11.00 per bottle. Payment must be by cheque or credit card (no cash sales).

Please contact the Agricutural Services Department for further information at 403-333-8106

Sales are by appointment only. Call:  403-333-8106

Agricuture Services facility is located in Aldersyde.

Hours of operation are 7:00 am - 3:00 pm.


For pest and predator control - please contact Agricultural Services to discuss.

Jeff Porter - Agricultural Fieldman

Bree Webb - Assistant Agricultural Fieldman

Tel: 403-333-8106