Township Weed Spraying
The council has investigated most affordable methods of weed control, and spraying is the most efficient and cost effective method available to us.
The chemicals we use are similar to household sprays available from any major retailer. Glyphosate 360 @ 1% and Boost Penetrant @0.1%.
Council does not dye the spray in Urban areas, this is because of the toxicity of most dyes, signage will be used when an area is being treated. Please note: the machinery we use is very quick and nimble meaning that we will be very quick.
Yes, however our contractor will not spray an hour before or after peak use times.
Glyphosate is not known to be toxic to birds, bees and worms.
Yes the contractor will abide by the council approved Traffic Management plan.
Our experienced and trusted contractor will choose the most suitable machinery to carry out this work in an efficient manner. A combination of specially modified walker mowers, quad Bikes and spray trucks will be used.
A comprehensive map and asset register has been made available to the contractor.
By selecting to opt out of the spraying program you agree to maintain your road frontage and keep it clear of the target plants.
If the property is not maintained then a separate spray will be arranged at your cost.
If you have contacted the council to add your property to the exclusion list, and have maintained the area as agreed, your property will be listed as excluded from the spraying contract. Excluded properties are marked using a chalk line method and maps are kept updated. Please talk to us if you have any questions.
The contractor carrying out this work is very experienced in working within the Urban environment. they follow specific industry standards for spraying, this includes observing correct weather conditions, spray cones, and boom heights. this mitigates the risk of spray drift.
If you have any concerns please contact us.
The brown off period of the vegetation is typically 3-5 weeks.
The spray typically dries in 10 minutes, however avoid walking on treated areas for up to an hour to reduce the chance of carrying the chemical on your shoes.
The contractors machinery is very nimble and will only spend a very short amount of time in each street. If you haven’t seen anyone chances are you may have missed them.It is worth noting that, If your street frontage is kept tidy the contractor will not need to spray.