Weed control practices
IPM policies and Best Management Practices (BMP's)
The King County Noxious Weed Control Program practices Integrated Pest Management policies. Controlling noxious weeds depends on the plant and the site. How you control a handful of new tansy ragwort plants by your mailbox will require a different technique than removing 10 acres of tansy ragwort spread throughout a pasture.
To help landowners choose the best control method for their weeds on their sites, the noxious weed program has developed several handouts. Best Management Practices (BMP's) give specific control recommendations and guidelines, including plant identification tips and impacts. Biological controls, such as insects or grazing mammals, are sometimes used for large, widespread weed infestations.
Please follow these links to learn more about:
- Best management practices (BMP's) for controlling noxious weeds
- Biological control
- Integrated pest management
- Bees and noxious weed control
- Aquatic plant management (Lake Stewardship Program)
- Information on identifying and controlling specific weeds
For site-specific weed control recommendations, please contact the noxious weed program at 206-477-WEED (206-477-9333) or by email.
- Agriculture in King County, Washington
- Northwest yard and garden
- Animals, plants and habitat
- Lake services and information
Find information on noxious weed identification and control in multiple languages:
- Español (Spanish)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- 中文: 简体版 (Simplified Chinese)
- Af-Soomaali (Somali)
- русский язык (Russian)