Pest Control

 The RM of Meadow Lake recongizes there are some pesty animals and weeds out there. There are some solutions that the RM has that can help you to control those animals and weeds.  

Pest Control:

Beavers  - Refer to Bylaw 06/07 Beaver Control under Governance Tab > Bylaws.

There is currently a Beaver Bounty out in the RM of Meadow Lake where anyone within the RM of Meadow Lake or the City of Meadow Lake who choses to trap beaver can be paid for the collection of the tail, so long as they have a current and appropriate Trapping License. Please call the office (306)236-5651 for further information. 

Richardson Ground Squirrel - Commonly known as Gopher 

Click on the link to read for options on how to deal with the Richardson Ground Squirrel. Richardson Ground Squirrel.  

Rodent and Skunk Control  - Prevention is the simplest and most effective tool to manage rat populations. Simple steps to take include:

  • Burn and bury old grain
  • Clean up spilled grain and garden waste
  • Cut tall grass
  • Keep piles of lumber, wood, scrap, etc... away from buildings
  • Maintain safe access for Pest Control Officer to conduct regular inspections
  • Minimize water and food source access
  • Practice prevention baiting: it’s a good neighbor policy
  • Properly dispose of harborage, rubbish, and debris
  • Rodent-proof your buildings
  • Rotate location of grain bag storage from year to year

 The RM of Meadow Lake also  has Weather Bloc at the office, please contact the office for further information. 

Skunks are nocturnal animals, they like to come out at night and like to hide in dark places. To help deter this animal it is suggested to have yard lights. If you do have a skunk on your property light the dark areas and play music or noise, if possible. If this is an unrealistic option the RM office does have a Skunk Trap there is $100 dollar deposit which you will recieve back after the return of the trap. 

Weed Control: 

Clubroot - Clubroot is a soil born disease called Plasmodiophora brassicae. This pathogen affects plants in the Brassicaceae family which includes vegetable crops like cabbages, cauliflowers, radish, and canola, and can reduce yields significantly. Proper sanitation of equipment and crop rotation  (e.g. planting Canola once every 4 years in a field)  is one of the best ways to help manage this disease. Testing your soil is also recommended so then you are aware and can help prevent the spread. If there is suspected Clubroot, growers are adivised to contact the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agrigculture. Refer to GG-014 Clubroot Management under the Governance Tab > Policies > General Governement