Noxious Weeds

Noxious Weeds and Invasive Plants

Bugs Begone provides safe, effective and affordable solutions against harmful weeds and invasive plants that habitat your home, cottage, work or special event.

Did you know? Noxious weeds are much more than an inconvenience. Invasive and noxious weeds threaten Ontario’s plants and animals, and can be harmful to crops, livestock, humans and our natural environment.*

Ontario has over 20 species of
Noxious Weeds

Noxious weeds at your cottage, business or residential property can be a health concern. The most common are Poison Ivy and Dog Strangling Vine.

Poison Ivy

At Bugs Begone, we use an herbicide designed for Poison Ivy at an application rate that will effectively kill it. Poison Ivy is a creeping vine, making it difficult to exterminate with 1 treatment and 2 to 4 treatments may be required over a two-year period.

The following four characteristics are sufficient to identify poison ivy in most situations:

  • Clusters of three leaflets.
  • Each group of three leaflets grows on its own stem, which connects to the main vine.
  • Lack of thorns.
Noxious Weeds such as poison ivy
Noxious Weeds

Noxious weeds are much more than an inconvenience. Invasive and noxious weeds threaten Ontario’s plants and animals and can be harmful to crops, livestock, humans and our natural environment.

Ontario’s Weed Control Act facilitates the control of noxious weeds on lands in close proximity to lands used for agricultural or horticultural purposes. Under Ontario’s Weed Control Act farmers and landowners have a legal obligation to manage noxious weeds species on their properties.

Dog Strangling Vine

Dog Strangling Vine spreads rapidly and impacts native plants, walking trails, and local agriculture.

In 2014 dog-strangling vine was added to the list of noxious weeds under the Weed Control Act. Landowners whose property contains noxious weeds and weed seeds that negatively affect agricultural and horticulture lands are responsible for weed control and associated costs.

Dog Strangling Vine grows one to two metres high by attaching itself to plants, trees or other structures. Its leaves are oval with a pointed tip, 7 to 12 centimetres long, and grow on opposite sides of the stem. Pink to dark purple star-shaped flowers have five petals about five to nine millimetres long. The plant produces bean-shaped seed pods four to seven centimetres long that open to release feathery white seeds in late summer.

Other Noxious Weeds and Invasive Plants:

Black Dog-Strangling Vine, Bull Thistle, Canada Thistle, Coltsfoot, Common Barberry, Common Crupina, Cypress Spurge, Dodder, Dog-Strangling Vine, European Buckthorn, Giant Hogweed, Jointed Goatgrass, Knapweed, Kudzu, Leafy Spurge, Poison Hemlock, Poison Ivy, Ragweed, Serrated Tussock, Smooth Bedstraw, Sow Thistle, Tansy Ragwort, Wild Chervil, Wild Parsnip and Woolly Cupgrass.

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At Bugs Begone, we offer an affordable treatment plan with pest control and/or noxious weed solutions after conducting an on-site inspection and diagnosis of your property.

We’re licensed and insured, dedicated and committed. We have over 3-decades of pest control experience — look no further, you found us!

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*Noxious Weeds. Retrieved from Ontario Federation of Agriculture.

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