Weeds & Pest Control

Weed Control

Weed Inspector: Dean Matkowski

Saskatchewan Invasive Plant Identification Guide.pdf

Report an Invasive Weed!

Now that the RM has an appointed Weed Inspector, ratepayers are eligible to submit a claim for up to 50% rebate on the cost of herbicides to control designated weeds!  

SARM Invasive Plant Control Program (IPCP):

  • For all weeds designated as Prohibited Weeds under The Weed Control Act:
    • 50% of the cost of pre-approved eligible herbicides; and
    • 50% of the cost of application of those pre-approved eligible herbicides
  • For all weeds designed as Noxious Weeds under the current program:
    • Up to 50% of the cost of pre-approved eligible herbicides.
    • Noxious Weeds approved under the current program:
      • field bindweed
      • common burdock
      • bladder campion
      • ox-eye daisy
      • black henbane
      • hoary cress
      • hoary alyssum
      • leafy spurge
      • Russian knapweed
      • yellow toadflax
      • common tansy
      • wild parsnip
      • scentless chamomile (added in 2022) - restrictions apply
      • white cockle (added in 2022)

Click here to read SARM Schedule A (Accepted Herbicide Options for Selected Noxious Weeds)

Click here to go over to SARM's IPCP page for full details.

The Guide to Crop Protection

The Guide to Crop Protection provides information on the use of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides for control of weeds, plant diseases and insects. This publication is only a guide. Always refer to the product label for application details and precautions.

Click here to download a copy from Publication Saskatchewan.

Urban Guide to Weed Control

Click here to go over to the Ministry of Saskatchewan's page for general measures that can be applied to the control of many urban weed problems. These measures can include both cultural (non-chemical) and chemical control.   Also contains helpful identification info and photos.

Pest Control

Pest Control Officer - Rat Control:  Darren Sundo

The RM participates in SARM's rat control rebate program, a 50:50 cost-share program to control the rat population in the RM of Invergordon.  Accordingly, the RM provides rat poison to ratepayers at no charge.

Our Pest Control Officer for Rat Control is administered through District #32 Agricultural Diversification & Development (ADD) Board.

Vern Holland retired as the RM's Pest Control Officer in the October 2023.  Thank you to Vern for his many years of dedicated service!

Effective January 1, 2024 the RM has appointed Darren Sundbo as its Pest Control Officer for Rat Control.  


Field Crop News - Rat Control in Saskatchewan, Fact Sheet (Ministry of Ag)

Pest Control Officer - Clubroot:  Chelsea Neuberger

The RM does not have a Clubroot Bylaw wherein landowners would be required to report the presence of clubroot on land within the RM of Invergordon.  However, SARM does do periodic testing as conducted by Plant Health Officers which are appointed by RMs as Pest Control Officers.

The Government of Saskatchewan released the 2022 Saskatchewan Clubroot Distribution Map on January 9, 2023.  Click here to read the full news release and view the map, showing the RM of Invergordon (430) as not having clubroot pathogens detected or symptoms from the cumulative field testing done 2008 to 2022.

Pest Control Officers appointed by an RM Council are provided authority under The Pest Control Act to access fields necessary to carry out a clubroot survey study.

For questions and inquiries related to clubroot management:


Canola Council of Canada - Clubroot

Government of Saskatchewan - Clubroot Disease

Government of Saskatchewan

Beaver Control

Beaver Trappers:  Frank Stefaniuk and Vern Ilchyshen

Under the RM's Bylaw 11-08, beavers have been declared a nuisance and are open to hunting in the RM of Invergordon.

The RM participates in SARM's beaver control program, a 50:50 cost-share program to control the beaver population and mitigate flooding problems due to nuisance beavers in the RM of Invergordon.  As this program has a funding cap and requirements for the humane removal of beavers, the RM appoints specific individuals as its Beaver Trappers for the purpose of beaver control and receiving of any available beaver bounty though the program.

The RM will not provide a beaver bounty or payment of any kind to any individual who is not an appointed Beaver Trapper of the RM.

  Appointed beaver trappers must have a valid Hunting & Trapping License.

The RM conducts beaver control to protect its infrastructure from flooding.  Landowners with nuisance beavers which are flooding their land or impacting their land only, including along lakeshore property, must address the nuisance beavers themselves.

Click here to go to the Government of Saskatchewan's website for Trapping Regulations and related information.

Please reach out to the RM Office to report any nuisance beaver concerns.