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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Annual Town Roadside Herbicide Applications Started

The Town’s roadsides will get an annual makeover this spring and summer.

An initial application of herbicides to combat weeds along road shoulders has started and will continue through August. Targeted noxious weeds and brush control applications will occur through the end of November as needed. Only federal and state-approved herbicides are used.

Town of Steilacoom road crews will also mow, cut brush and trim trees along roads during the spring and summer. The work, which will be carried out weather permitting, is part of the Town’s integrated roadside vegetation management program.

The Town uses Cheetah Pro along rights-of-way adjacent to roads and Mirimichi primarily on sidewalks.  (The Town has discontinued the use of Round-up.)  Both are applied only by certified pesticide applicators using manufacturer’s recommendations and under the guidance and inspection of the USDA. A recent inspection by USDA revealed no violations of product handling, storage, or use.

More information about the products can be found on the following links: Cheetah Pro and Mirimichi


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