Invasive Species Control


invasive species controlEnviroScience has over 35 years of experience helping land managers treat invasive species that displace native vegetation on their properties. Whether the project involves restoration, mitigation monitoring, or maintenance of existing natural areas, our certified applicators and service crew can help you achieve your goals while meeting all regulatory requirements.

A crucial difference is that EnviroScience applicators are all biologists whose thorough knowledge of native and non-native plants gives them the ability to identify, locate, and effectively eliminate invasive plants while minimizing effects on non-target species. In addition, our applicators can select group-specific herbicides that will only affect broadleaf plants or grasses to provide additional safeguards against overspray.

EnviroScience Restoration Technician Removes Invasive SpeciesEnviroScience has a team of certified applicators who are able to safely and effectively apply herbicides and pesticides throughout the U.S. Our team is certified and has the ability for commercial application certification in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia—with the ability to obtain certification for other states.

EnviroScience’s licensed and skilled staff have experience in a wide range of invasive control methods in terrestrial and aquatic systems from one acre to 500 acres in size. We have a full range of equipment to support our certified applicators, including backpack sprayers, ATV-mounted sprayers, and truck-mounted sprayers.

invasive species controlWe evaluate sites and management goals to develop a management plan that is the most effective—both ecologically and financially. Our drones allow for important data collection and mapping of invasive vegetation in what would otherwise be inaccessible natural areas like swamps, fens, or bogs.

Chemical control is most commonly performed with backpack sprayers to minimize impacts on non-target species. Other methods include hand wicking, ATV broadcast spraying, cut stump, basal bark, and high-volume application. Mowing, cutting, and burning can also be used to control invasive species in certain habitats.

EnviroScience invasive species expertise includes:

  • Common reed – Phragmites australisinvasive species control
  • Narrowleaf cattail – Typha angustifolia
  • Hybrid cattail – Typha x glauca
  • Reed canary grass – Phalaris arundinacea
  • Nepalese browntop – Microstegium vimineum
  • Glossy buckthorn – Frangula alnus
  • Common buckthorn – Rhamnus cathartica
  • Autumn olive – Elaeagnus umbellata
  • Russian olive – Elaeagnus angustifolia
  • Tree of heaven – Ailanthus altissima
  • Nonnative honeysuckles – Lonicera spp.
  • Burning bush – Euonymus alatus
  • Callery pear – Pyrus calleryana
  • Multiflora rose – Rosa multiflora
  • Japanese knotweed – Fallopia japonica
  • Garlic mustard – Alliaria petiolata
  • Purple loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria
  • Chinese privet – Ligustrum sinense
  • Barberry – Berberis thunbergii
  • Oriental bittersweet – Celastrus orbiculatus

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