October 9, 2020
Regional Council approved a 12-month pilot program pest control subsidy program and study.
The pilot program is being launched in response to resident concerns over an increase in rodent population across Peel. The program will provide a 50 per cent rebate of the incurred costs for the services of a professional pest control service to a maximum of $200 per year. Residents will have to submit invoices from licensed pest control vendors.
“I am pleased that council supported this important step to address a common urban concern. I would like to thank Mississauga Ward 3 Councillor Chris Fonseca for the significant work on behalf of her residents to bring this motion to council,” said Nando Iannicca, Chair of the Regional Council. “She is to be commended for her efforts.”
In conjunction with the pilot subsidy program, the Region will be developing an Integrated Pest Management plan which addresses the root causes of rodent populations, with education as key component.
The pilot program and study are currently being developed. The Region will announce when and how to apply for subsidy once the program has been established.