Noxious Weed Control

Noxious Weeds Are a Serious Problem in Washington State

Noxious weed refers to invasive or non-native plants in Washington that are so aggressive they harm our local ecosystems or disrupt agricultural production. These plants crowd out the native species that our livestock, fish, and wildlife depend on. They also cost farmers billions of dollars in lost production and control efforts. Noxious weeds are both terrestrial and aquatic and include non-native, invasive plants, shrubs, and trees that grow both on land and in wetlands, lakes, shorelines and streams. Noxious Weeds can be aggressive in growth. Most of these plants often cause adverse health effects when ingested or touched by humans or animals.
Washington’s State weed law established the State Noxious Weed Control Board, and authorized counties to establish County Noxious Weed Control Boards. Under Washington State law, Landowners are required to control or eradicate noxious weeds on their land or property (RCW 17.10, RCW 17.10.140, etc.).

Integrated Lawn and Pest Control

Noxious Weeds Services

  • Residential and Commercial occupied or vacant lots and land
  • Shorelines and Aquatics areas
  • Roadway and Roadsides
  • Pastures and Fields
  • Planted or newly planted forested areas
  • New Construction and Developments
  • Bare ground, Gravel parking pots, Alleyways, Sidewalks, and more…

1) If you are a Landowner and confronted with Noxious Weeds that need to be controlled or eradicated, Contact and Connect with Us. We will develop an integrated and comprehensive year-round noxious weed treatment plan and provide you with solutions that meets your needs and budget.

2) If you have received a notice from your County Noxious Weed Control Board requiring control or eradication of the weeds on your property within a specified number of days, Contact and Connect with Us. Our professional will meet with you and develop an integrated and comprehensive year-round noxious weed treatment plan and provide you with solutions that meets your needs and budget. In addition, we will contact your County Noxious Weed Control Board for you.

Why Control Noxious Weeds?

Noxious weeds are non-native plants that can be toxic, destructive, competitive and difficult to control once established.

Economics – Noxious weeds cost the United States on average $30.6 billion each year in decreased land value, money and time spent on control efforts, lower crop yields, reduced forage quality and impacts on animal health.

Environmental health – Noxious weeds displace native species, destroy natural habitat, clog waterways and increase erosion and fire risk.

Human and animal health – Many noxious weeds are toxic to humans and livestock. Contact or ingestion of some species can lead to serious health problems or even death.

Recreation – Noxious weeds hurt recreation opportunities, such as bird watching and fishing, through reduced accessibility and destruction of native landscapes.

Legal – Washington State laws, RCW 17.10.140, requires landowners to eradicate Class A noxious weeds that have limited distribution across the state and to control and prevent the spread of Class B noxious weeds and Class C noxious weeds

Noxious Weed Alert

Poison Hemlock – Conium Maculatum is an acutely toxic plant that, if ingested, can kill humans and animals within a few hours. It may be found in a wide range of areas including fields, roadsides, gardens, and trails or in drier parts of the state, near ditches or other limited sources of water.
Call 911 or poison control center (800-222-1222) immediately if you suspect that a human has ingested poison hemlock. Call a veterinary clinic immediately if you suspect that an animal has ingested poison hemlock.