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Pest Control


Agriculture Services provides a means of alleviating the detrimental effects of the beaver to the natural drainage pattern through cultivated, pasture, hayland, or woodlots (defined as a treed area with commercial value).

Beaver Flood control is carried out, between May 1 and October 31, upon completion of an application.

All requests for beaver dam breach will constitute a charge of $200.00 per dam (plus GST).
Payments must accompany applications, which can be made in-person or by phone.

Beaver Trapping with no dam removal is also available upon completion of an application.
Fees associated with this service are based on the contract trapper’s mileage (charged at the current CRA rate).
Note: Landowners are encouraged to contact the local Registered Fur Management Licence holder as the first course of action.

Beaver Control

Application: Download or pick-up at both Woodlands County municipal offices.
Fee must accompany application submission.


The Agriculture Services Department, under the authority of the AGRICULTURAL PESTS ACT and in cooperation with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry and Alberta Environment & Parks, shall coordinate the control of predators causing livestock predation.

Wild Boars

Wild boars, also known as feral pigs, are one of the most damaging invasive species in Alberta. Woodlands County works together with Alberta Agriculture & Forestry on the Wild Boar at Large Eradication Project to remove wild boars in the County. If you see a wild boar in Woodlands County, contact Agriculture Services, call 310 – FARM, or email 

For more information: 

Feral Pig Fact Sheet

Squeal on Pigs


Clubroot is a serious soil-borne disease that can be seen in crops such as canola. It causes swellings or galls on the roots and can cause premature death of the plant.

Woodlands County Pest Inspectors scout for clubroot in canola and other crop fields throughout Woodlands County in September. Inspectors take preventative measures to limit the spread of the disease and producers are notified of suspect cases followed by lab verified test results.

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Clubroot Disease Fact Sheet

Fusarium Head Blight

Fusarium Head Blight is a fungal disease in wheat, barley, oat, and other small cereal grains and corn. FHB affects kernel development and may contaminate grain with a fungal toxin produced in infected seeds. 

Blackleg of Canola

Blackleg of canola is a disease that occurs in crops such as canola and mustard. It is caused primarily by the fungus Leptosphaeria maculans, a serious disease that can cause significant yield losses in crops.

It is important for producers to develop a blackleg management plan to prevent an outbreak of the disease.

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Contact Agriculture Services for more information.
Phone: 780-584-3866
Toll-Free: 1-866-584-3866