Exotic and invasive species are becoming a real problem for native habitats. Invasive species have a tendency to out-compete native species for space, nutrients and water. Unfortunately, in most cases, invasive species don't offer anything to the native wildlife, rendering the area useless to the wildlife we desire. The new invader rarely has any natural predators or diseases to keep it in check allowing it to often run wild. Some species can also have negative effects on agriculture, infrastructure, and property values. Species like phragmites can plug waterways and block views dropping lake-shore values. Knotweed can break thru asphalt and concrete causing damage to roads, driveways and foundations. Knapweed is alleleopathic, which means it can chemically suppress other plant species causing pasture and hay field deterioration. Buckthorn attracts and holds colonies of soybean aphids causing crop damage.
Species we regularly control include but are not limited to:
- Japanese Knotweed
- Japanese Knapweed
- Autumn Olive
- Garlic Mustard
- Japanese Barberry
With 10 years experience in invasive plant management, we are a true leader in the state. We take a dynamic approach and understand how to effectively manage and rid your property of the invasive plants. Black River Habitats can evaluate, scout, map, plan, and treat unwanted species from your property. We use a wide range of equipment including hand treatments, backpack sprayers, atv sprayers, large boom sprayer, and starting this season drone scouting and spraying.
Please contact Black River Habitats for more information.