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February 25, 2022

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The goal of the Enhanced Tick Surveillance Program is to assess the risk of Lyme disease in Alberta. This annual summary provides statistics on the findings of the surveillance program, including...


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September 1, 2019

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Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services conduct a surveillance program for ticks, monitoring the type and number of ticks that attach to companion animals,...


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November 1, 2017

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Albertans have enjoyed living without the menace of rats since 1950, when the provincial rat control program was established. Norway rats are well known to be extremely destructive creatures. The...


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June 1, 2017

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Norway rats are one of the most destructive creatures known to man. They destroy and contaminate untold quantities of food, and through their tunneling activities, undermine the foundations of...


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January 1, 2017

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Presents a description of the spotted alfalfa aphid, describes the type of damage it can cause to alfalfa crops, and looks at biological and chemical methods of controlling the insect. This...


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December 1, 2016

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People generally relate skunks to the foul-smelling, defensive spray they discharge when scared or threatened. Generally, people avoid skunks and have little tolerance for their presence. In many...


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January 1, 2015

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Starlings were brought to North America from Europe in the late 1890’s. Since that time, they have greatly increased in number and have spread across most of the North American continent. In...


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January 1, 2015

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The house sparrow, like many pest birds, was introduced to North America in the mid-1800s. Since then, the house or English sparrow (not a true sparrow but a European finch), has become one of the...