Preventing or reducing undesirable impacts of non-native invasive plants is a difficult challenge facing all land managers. At EC Consulting we can help property owners and municipalities manage invasive plant species to thwart their spread. We can effectively control invasive plants through the use of systemic herbicide treatments applied to foliage or stems during the proper times of year such as late summer and early fall. This allows the undesirable plants to be removed in winter and be replaced by planting native species in spring to provide a naturally diverse and balanced ecosystem. We also offer manual control techniques such as hand-pulling, digging, flooding, mulching, removal of alternate hosts and manual destruction or removal of nests, egg masses or other life stages. These techniques work best on small populations or in areas where chemicals or motorized equipment cannot be used. Mechanical control techniques including hoeing, cutting, girdling, tilling, mowing, and constructing barriers using tools or machines can also be useful in areas with large infestations where terrain does not create safety or equipment issues. Contact us for a consultation and we will work with you to assess your needs and provide a proper management plan and control techniques.