Gopher Control

Kneehill County has sold out of 2% Strychnine for gopher control. Residents can call the office, 403-443-5541, to be added to a wait list, however, due to issues with supply, it is unknown if the County will receive any more product in 2020.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Some other options to aid farmers in the control of gophers and ground squirrels are:

 2% Liquid Strychnine Concentrate (LSC)
for Control of Richardson Ground Squirrels

Those that purchase for use must comply with the following:

  • Read and follow the label and information bulletin for 2% LSC (PCP# 30433) and agree to all the terms and conditions stated in the registration and label prior to its use.
  • Must be an agriculture producer and ratepayer within Kneehill County.
  • Approved farmers MUST have an economically significant population defined as 1 gopher hole every 4 meters of walking over 100 meters, and/or 20% crop damage in a 100-meter strip.
  • Producers MUST wear all required personal protective equipment and clothing as directed on the label. 2% LSC is to be used only in accordance with the directions on the label.
  • It is an offense under the Pest Control Products Act to use this product in a way that is inconsistent with the directions on the label. The user assumes the risk to persons or property that arises from any such use of this
  • Product price is subject to change
  • Minimum purchase of 6 bottles is permitted.
  • Poison will only be sold while quantities last.
  • There will be no sales of 2% LSC after June 31.


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