Here’s how you can use bugs to get rid of noxious weeds on your property.
If you have noxious weeds on your property that you’d like to get rid of, I know of a solution that gives pest control a new meaning.
This spring, I came across a company called Weedbusters Biocontrol that uses certain types of insects to reduce noxious weeds. After visiting with them, I placed an order to eliminate two types of noxious weeds on my property: leafy spurge and spotted knapweed.
After you place an order, they agree to send you the insects needed when the time is right to introduce them to your land and start attacking the weeds. This doesn’t eliminate them outright, but it does reduce them drastically. The insects are sent to you in a refrigerated cooler, and all you have to do is open it up and release them out into the forest.
I got my first order of insects for the leafy spurge, and about a month after we released them I received an order of weevils to take care of the roots of the spotted knapweed. Two weeks later, I received another order of weevils to take care of the blossoms. There were three releases in total, and hopefully, I’ll be able to give a report several years from now about how well the insects did their job.
It was well worth contacting Weedbusters Biocontrol; they’re a great company to work with. All they ask is that you return any coolers they send (along with your payment for the insects). At 4:09 in the video above, you can see a quick recap of each release.
If you’d like to know more about my experience using Weedbusters Biocontrol or have any real estate questions at all, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help.