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Animal Control & Wildlife

Animal Control & Wildlife

Dog Licences & Control

Renew or purchase your dog licence before the end of February every year to avoid a possible fine! They can be purchased in person at Peachland Municipal Hall, 5806 Beach Avenue, or online at Dog Licence Purchase or Renewal

For information about dog control, visit the Regional Dog Control Website

Beaver

Call the District of Peachland, Operations Office at 250.767.2108 to report an issue about a Beaver.

Cows

Crown and Private Lands above Peachland are utilized as range land by ranchers for their cattle. The District of Peachland, Ranchers and Range Management work together to keep cows from venturing down into residential areas. Ranchers repair broken fencing and close gates left open by recreational users of the area. Call the Operations Office at 250.767.2108 to report stray cows in your area.

Dead Animals

Call the District of Peachland, Operations Office at 250.767.2108 to report a dead or injured animal.

Goose Management

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Members of the public are invited to help manage the population of resident Canada Geese in the Okanagan Valley.

PLEASE DON’T FEED THE GEESE!

The most effective way for the public to help control the goose population is to refrain from feeding geese or other waterfowl. Check out five reasons below why you should not feed geese:

  • Feeding geese contributes to overpopulation. Urban parks and recreational areas are becoming overrun with geese and waterfowl.
  • Feeding geese impacts environmental health. Large populations of waterfowl contribute to over-grazing, trampled vegetation and soil erosion High fecal coliform counts can deplete oxygen levels in wetlands which can cause fish kills and be harmful to other aquatic organisms
  • Feeding geese causes them to become “tame”. Waterfowl lose their natural fear of humans, which is crucial for survival and maintenance of instinctual behaviours. Geese approaching humans for food can become extremely aggressive animals that retain wild characteristics, have higher rates of survival in urban settings as they do not depend on hand-outs for food and shelter
  • Feeding geese increases risks to human health. Large concentrations of waterfowl can lead to increased fecal matter in the water and on the landscape. Increased fecal matter causes higher fecal coliform counts, E. coli, and other pathogens such as Salmonella, leading to swimming advisories at recreational beaches. Excess feed may attract rats and other pests.
  • Feeding geese can be harmful to them. Feeding waterfowl can cause dietary and digestive problems for the birds. Most handouts such as stale bread, crackers and pastries have little nutritional value and can contribute to starvation. A natural diet is much better for geese and allows them to forage on their own–their wild integrity remains intact.

Report a Nest

Call Toll Free 1.877.943.3209 or click here to Report a Nest March to May annually.

Rodents

Various rodents are found in the Okanagan. The house mouse has a small, slender body with pointed ears and a long tail. The field vole, common near weeds, is small and stocky with rounded ears and a short tail. The deer mouse, which lives in forested areas, is recognized by its white underbelly. The rat most commonly found in the Okanagan is the black rat (also known as roof rat). The best way to avoid having to exterminate rats on your property is to take precautions to eliminate food attractants and potential homes for rat colonies. Keep a clean and tidy property, including gardens and outbuildings.

Where rats are seen and/or becoming a problem, call a pest exterminator.

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Urban Wildlife

The list below can be found in the local telephone book. These businesses specialize in problem wildlife such as squirrels, coyotes, geese, rats, feral cats.

Note, the SPCA will accept cats brought to the center but will not assist with trapping/catching them.

  • Bugman 778.738.0371
  • Enviro Pro Pest Control 250.864.3575
  • Kelowna BC Pest Control 250.765.3714
  • Olsons Pest Control 250.765.1164
  • Orkin Canada 888.540.4409
  • Pete Wise, Urban Wildlife Specialist 250.503.7151