Many land managers have issues with nonnative invasive species on their properties. Whether the project involves restoration, mitigation monitoring, or maintenance of existing natural areas, EnviroScience’s certified applicators and servicemen can help you achieve your goals while meeting all regulatory requirements. A crucial difference is that our applicators are all biologists whose thorough knowledge of native and nonnative plants gives them the ability to identify, locate, and effectively kill invasive plants while minimizing effects on nontarget 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 has a team of certified applicators who are able to safely and effectively apply herbicides and pesticides throughout the Midwest. Our team has state certification application status in Ohio, New York, and Indiana, 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. EnviroScience has a full range of equipment to support our certified applicators, including backpack sprayers, ATV-mounted sprayers, and truck-mounted sprayers.
We evaluate sites and management goals to develop a management plan that is the most effective both ecologically and financially. Chemical control is most commonly performed with backpack sprayers to minimize impacts to nontarget 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 also has the capability and experience with the use of Rotenone® to control carp and other undesirable fishes in lakes and ponds. Boat electrofishing allows our biologists to selectively remove only those fish while returning sport fish to the lake unharmed.
Our biologist have experience with many invasive species, including:
- Common reed – Phragmites australis
- 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