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News release: April 4, 2022

Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program in Peel has been extended

Brampton, ON. (April 4, 2022) –  Rats are a common pest in large urban centres that can cause damage by gnawing and burrowing.  

To support Region of Peel residents, the Region has extended the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program to assist homeowners with the costs of controlling rats on the exterior of their residential properties. 

The pilot program will now be available until November 30, 2022, and will reimburse eligible homeowners for 50 per cent of the cost in hiring a Region of Peel approved pest control vendor, up to a maximum of $200 per calendar year, per residential Peel address. 

To qualify for the program, you must meet the following requirements:

What you can do now: 

Rats seek out places to live that provide them with everything they need to survive, such as food, water, shelter, and safe ways to travel. Some ways you can help keep rats away from your neighbourhood are to: 

To learn more about the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Pilot Program and find a Region of Peel approved vendor please visit peelregion.ca/rat-subsidy-program. To learn about rat prevention please visit https://peelregion.ca/rat-subsidy-program/rat-prevention.asp

Media contact

David Martino
Communication Coordinator
Marketing & Communications
Region of Peel

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.