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Domestic Animal and Pest Control

For information about City of Medicine Hat Animal and Pest Control see below:

Control Type  Information
 Cat and Dog
Cat and dog control in Medicine Hat is handled by Bylaw Enforcement. To contact Bylaw Enforcement, call 403.529.8481.
Insect (including wasp, hornet, bee’s nests) Insects present in or on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner. Call a private pest control company to remove from your property. See your local yellow pages directory for listings of private companies in your area.

Insects present in City parks, trails or trees are the responsibility of the Parks and Recreation Department. Please call 403.529.8333 to report any issues. 
 Rodent Rodents present in or on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner. Call a private pest control company to remove from property. See your local yellow pages directory for listings of private companies in your area.

Sightings of rodents such as rats in the city, which are considered a threat to human health and well being, should be reported to Bylaw Enforcement 403.529.8481.

Wildlife Control

City of Medicine Hat staff do not handle wildlife. All wild animals are unpredictable. For your safety and the animal's well being, maintain a safe distance between yourself and any animal encountered. Do not provoke wild animals and remember, never feed wildlife.

Click here for tips on dealing with wildlife.

If you are having issues with wildlife in the area, contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403.529.3680 for information or assistance.

Wildlife Type  Information
Skunk and Racoon

Skunks and raccoons present in or on private property is the responsibility of the homeowner. Call a private pest control company to remove from property. See your local yellow pages directory for listings of private companies in your area.

Some rental stores carry traps. Alberta Fish and Wildlife will loan traps for porcupines and raccoons only. It is the homeowner’s responsibility to remove the animal from the trap or hire a pest control company to do it and then return the trap.

For skunks and raccoons on public property within Medicine Hat, contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
Injured Wildlife Please report injured wildlife to Alberta Fish and Wildlife.
Protected/Endangered Wildlife

For information about protected or endangered wildlife, contact Alberta Fish and Wildlife.

 

Protected and endangered wildlife can include, but is not limited to, rattlesnakes, bull snakes, hawks and Peregrine Falcons.

Report any suspicious activity involving wildlife or incidents related to poaching to the Alberta Report-A-Poacher line at 1.800.642.3800.

 

 

Last updated: 2/1/2013 3:08:24 PM