Mosquito Control Services are provided through a funding partnership with the Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission. The City of Moncton’s Engineering and Environmental Services department provides information regarding rodent control programs, property inspection, and nuisance wildlife.
The City of Moncton is a funding partner with the Greater Moncton Pest Control Commission (GMPCC). The GMPCC is responsible for the control of nuisance mosquitoes in Greater Moncton. If you have complaints or an inquiry, contact the GMPCC at 506-859-2605. Details on the program conducted by the GMPCC can be found at www.greatermonctonmosquitocontrol.com.
Public lands that contain breeding areas for mosquitoes are investigated and treated for the control of mosquitoes while they are still in the larval stage.
West Nile Virus
West Nile surveillance is conducted by reporting sightings of dead birds. Contact the West Nile information line at 1-800-580-0038 (toll free).
Information on the West Nile Virus can be found on the New Brunswick Department of Health website.
Rodents (rats and mice) live in the environment we create for them. They will eat almost any foodstuff, which can include bird and pet foods, vegetables stored in outdoor sheds, peelings that are added to open compost bins and household garbage that is not adequately secured.
It is a myth that rodents only exist in dirty environments, as all they require is a source of food, water and a safe place to nest. Rodents usually live within 15.25 to 45.75 metres (50 to 150 feet) or their food source. Nesting burrows are often found in areas not frequented by humans, such as:
- in and around open compost bins (even if it only contains grass clippings). Compost bins can be screened to help exclude rodents and if properly maintained should not be a problem.
- in woodpiles.
- under storage sheds and storage piles.
- in non-maintained yard areas.
- in refuse storage areas.
The most common methods of rodent control are through the use of traps and anticoagulant baits.
Traps: Rodents are wary of new things in their environment. Place traps against perimeter walls (perpendicular) so that rodents will have to walk overtop of the release mechanism. Baits that work well include hot dog wieners or peanut butter. Make sure the baits are fresh. It can be helpful to bait the trap without setting it until rodents are used to coming to it for food. After they are coming to the trap you can set it with more confidence.
Baits: Anticoagulant baits can be toxic to humans and pets as well as rodents. They should always be contained in a tamper-proof bait station. Poison baits should not be used indoors as inaccessible decaying rodents can cause odour problems that are difficult to resolve.
If you find dead rodents in the yard, dispose of them as quickly as possible by picking them up with a shovel and placing them in a transparent green bag. It can be set out with your regular waste.
Rodent Control Responsibility
The responsibility for rodent control rests with the landowner. The City can assist with property inspection and make recommendations for by-law enforcement if required. Tenants are protected through minimum standards by-laws but are encouraged to cooperate with their landlords by ensuring good housekeeping.
The City of Moncton will control rodents as they appear within the street right of way or on City of Moncton property.
Information on the effective control of rats and mice can be found on the Healthy Canadians website.
The City of Moncton does not offer nuisance wildlife services. Residents experiencing problems are encouraged to contact a local nuisance wildlife contractor through the Yellow Pages or on the New Brunswick Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators listing.
Information on nuisance wildlife is available on the Nuisance Wildlife Damage Prevention and Control website.