The rat control pilot is running

  • Posted on: 9 July 2010
  • By: Michael Brydon

A brochure will be sent out next week to all residents of Area F describing our pilot rat control program.  The procedure for using the service is summarized below.  The service is available immediately, so you do not have to wait for the brochure to make the call.

[...] The core of the pilot is a “capped” price for professional rodent control.  Rural residents are ultimately responsible for rodent control on their property and should take appropriate preventative action as outlined in this brochure.  However, if more help is required, residents can follow the procedure below.  The RDOS has contracted with Orkin/PCO Services to provide rodent control at a cost to residents capped at $39, which is significantly lower than the unsubsidized cost of the service. 

Area ‘F’ residents with a rat (or marmot) problem who would like to participate in the pilot program should contact the RDOS at (250) 492-0237 or  The procedure will then be as follows:

  • The RDOS will dispatch Orkin to contact the complainant, assess the situation and provide the RDOS with a cost estimate.
  • If sufficient funds remain in the pilot budget, the RDOS will authorize Orkin to perform the work.  Subsidies provided by the RDOS pilot program are first-come, first-served.
  • Orkin will submit an invoice to RDOS.
  • RDOS will invoice the resident a maximum of $39 for the completed service.