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Alberta's list of backyard pests

To remove or not to remove?

Posted: May 22, 2013

Summer is just around the corner and pests are starting to crawl out of the woodwork and into Calgary yards and homes, but you might be surprised what pests you can get rid of legally.

Alberta Fish and Wildlife compiles a list each year based on pest populations, which includes everything from pigeons to bats to birds and rabbits.

Some pests, like bats, raccoons and skunks can not be exterminated, but rather relocated to another area. In Alberta, pests are defined as "an animal, bird, insect, plant or disease is destroying or harming or is likely to destroy or harm any land, livestock or property.

To find out which animals are on the list, hover your mouse over an animal to get more details.

Source: Non-licence Animals (As Outlined in Alberta’s Wildlife Regulation, Schedule 4, Part 6)

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