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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Spot Spray Herbicide on Stinkwort

**Update** September 6, 2018


Start Date: September 17

Duration: 3-4 Days for the entire town

Contractor: PESTMASTER SERVICES

http://www.pestmaster.com/

(800) 525-8866

Scope: Spot Spraying at locations designated on the map. Spot Spraying will be limited to roadways and pathways only. RESIDENTS CAN CHOOSE NOT TO HAVE THE ROADWAY/PATHWAY SPRAYED ADJACENT TO THEIR PROPERTY BY PLACING A "DO NOT SPRAY" SIGN ALONG THE FRONTAGE OF THEIR PROPERTY.

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August 27, 2018

Residents of the Town of Los Altos Hills will be receiving a letter in the mail informing them that the Town will be spot spraying herbicide on stinkwort (dittirchia graveolens) some time in mid-September, on selected roadsides and pathways within town limits. This application will be done by trained professionals, under the direct supervision of a certified Pest Control Advisor and in accordance with EPA guidelines.

The action is in response to the rapid spread of this highly invasive pest plant throughout the Town from residents. Stinkwort creates a fire risk as the plants not only add fuel load, but have highly flammable resin.  This plant is also poses a public health hazard because the resin in the plant can potentially cause headaches and rashes.

Homeowners who do not want their road frontage sprayed would need to post a "DO NOT SPRAY" sign and are encouraged to remove all stinkwork from their property and road frontage. 

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