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Mosiac - Teton County Weed & Pest Article

2018’s Mosaic – The State of the Tetons Ecosystem Teton County Weed & Pest District’s Perspectives on Invasive Species, written by our own Mark Daluge & Erika Edmiston, featured in this year’s Mosaic highlights the health and maintenance needed to protect the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from active and potential invasive species (read the complete article here) KEY … Continue reading

Spotted Knapweed

August’s Weeds of the Month: Field Bindweed & Spotted Knapweed

Weed of the Month, Number 1: Field Bindweed Field bindweed, a native of Eurasia, is thought to have been introduced into the US through contaminated seed as far back as 1739. This vine species forms a monoculture by climbing and twisting its way up anything and everything keeping other plants from reaching light. Field bindweed is … Continue reading August’s Weeds of the Month: Field Bindweed & Spotted Knapweed

Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed and Cow Parsnip: Which is Which and Why You Should Care

This summer we fielded calls from several frantic landowners who were certain they had giant hogweed growing on their property. Heracleum mantegazzianum is a weed worthy of panic, as its sap causes severe phytophotodermatitis in humans. When skin is exposed to the sap and subsequently exposed to the sun, it will redden, swell, and form … Continue reading Giant Hogweed and Cow Parsnip: Which is Which and Why You Should Care

Why TCWP Doesn’t Help With All Weeds/Pests And Who You Can Call For Help

Do you know who to call for all the various weeds & pests in Teton County? With a name like “Teton County Weed and Pest” it is understandable that we would get calls about every household or yard problem imaginable. During a typical week, we may field calls from people complaining about rodents, bedbugs, giant … Continue reading Why TCWP Doesn’t Help With All Weeds/Pests And Who You Can Call For Help

July’s Weeds of the Month: Dames Rocket and Leafy Spurge

After an unusually quiet June, the phones at TCWP have been ringing off the hook as Teton County residents watch the menacing flowering heads of Musk Thistle rising out of the surrounding vegetation. Roughly 75% of the urgent calls coming in are reporting a thistle of some kind, usually musk thistle. While we greatly appreciate … Continue reading July’s Weeds of the Month: Dames Rocket and Leafy Spurge

Spring Is Here! When Can You Start Treating Weeds?

Summer is here and with the arrival of warm temps and sunshine come the season of noxious weed growth. Noxious weeds are invasive plants that has been introduced into an environment and causes or is likely to cause environmental or economic harm. TCWP works hard year-round to combat invasive species throughout the county but with … Continue reading Spring Is Here! When Can You Start Treating Weeds?

June’s Weeds of the Month: Houndstongue & Black Henbane

Spring has almost passed and summer is just around the corner. The buttercups, spring beautys, and chokecherries have already lost their blooms, and Arrowleaf Balsamroot is lighting up the hillsides. A few noxious weeds are also going to flower during this transition. Since flowers lead to fruits and seeds, and seeds lead to many more … Continue reading June’s Weeds of the Month: Houndstongue & Black Henbane