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I'm not going to worry about my weeds and let nature takes it course and leave my land "natural"; is this acceptable?
This is an open invitation for noxious weeds to come into an area. If land is not managed correctly, then the most aggressive, non-native plants that are established nearby may take over an area, choking out native grasses and forbs. The knapweed infestation in Montana is contributing to the death of over 200 elk per year and several cattle ranches have been abandoned due to the overwhelming invasion of Leafy spurge and knapweed.

It is important to keep in mind that biological control is a slow process and will not eradicate noxious weeds. However, they do have their place in an integrated pest management plan. When used in conjunction with mechanical, cultural and/or chemical control methods, bio’s can improve the overall control efforts. The use of bio’s alone does not comply with the Spokane County Noxious Weed Control Board’s Policy or the WA State Noxious Weed Law.

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1. Why does Spokane County have a Noxious Weed Control Board and what does it do?
2. How is Weed Control Enforced?
3. How is the Program Funded?
4. Noxious Weed List
5. What do I do if my neighbor has weeds and isn't doing anything about them?
6. I have some weeds growing on my property and I am not sure if they are noxious or not, can someone come look at them and tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
7. Is the Noxious Weed Board the agency that controls weeds on the County's right-of-way?
8. Why do I have a weed charge on my tax statement?
9. What should I spray my weeds with?
10. Why are noxious weeds considered a material defect to my property?
11. How do I get a Pesticide License?
12. Do grazing animals and wildlife eat noxious weeds?
13. Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?
14. I'm not going to worry about my weeds and let nature takes it course and leave my land "natural"; is this acceptable?
15. I don't want to spray my weeds because herbicides are very toxic and will remain in the soil where they are sprayed; is this acceptable?

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