Ada County Weed Pest and Mosquito Abatement
Noxious Weed Surveillance and Control
According to Idaho Code 22-2407, Idaho property owners carry the primary burden of controlling noxious weeds on their land. County Weed Superintendents may only treat noxious weeds on private property if the landowner fails to fully mitigate the situation. In such instances, the County will treat the noxious weeds and bill the property owner for the weed control efforts.
Controlling the spread of noxious weeds is Ada County Weed Control’s primary objective. Our crews are well-trained to quickly identify noxious weeds, and they always keep a sharp eye out for new weed infestations around Ada County. When new infestations are located they are mapped using GIS/GPS software and then are aggressively targeted to control or eliminate the weed.
Weed Surveillance and Mapping:
All Ada County Weed Control vehicles are equipped with GIS/GPS technology to help workers quickly identify and track noxious weed infestations throughout roughly 1,000 miles of Ada County public land. Additionally, all field crews carry mobile devices equipped with ArcPad software to help develop the inventory of all weed infestations. Visit our Weed Mapping page to learn how we continue to implement this growing technology to advance weed control efforts. Check back frequently to learn how you can participate in our tracking efforts, including a new geocaching initiative that’s coming soon!
Ada County Highway District (a taxing district separate from Ada County) contracts with Ada County Weed Control to manage noxious weed infestations along major roadway rights-of-way. The contract, which is up for renewal each year, specifically outlines the relationship between Ada County and ACHD. For instance, Ada County Weed Control crews cannot perform specialized weed control work in residential areas unless specifically asked by ACHD, since under contract they are obligated to pay for this work. And under the contract, Ada County Weed Control crews are not responsible for cutting down tall weeds along roadsides unless specifically directed by ACHD.
Field, Rangeland and Non-Crop Weed Control:
Ada County residents can contract with Ada County for weed control on their fields and/or farms upon request. There is an hourly fee for this service. The Ada County Weed Control division has spray trucks and ATV's equipped for rangeland weed control. Crews are experienced with non-crop weed control, and will spray residual herbicides on farm yards, fence rows, commercial lots, ditches and dams. We cannot provide lawn care or insect control; private companies sell this service. Ada County Residents are responsible for controlling noxious weeds on their land.
Consultation About Weed Problems:
Weed control can be difficult when you don't know about all the available herbicides, and their applications. Dozens of products might solve your specific weed problem, but knowing which one (and what time of the year its use will be most effective) might require some help. That is where Ada County Weed Control comes in! If you have a specific weed problem, we encourage you to call for advice. We have licensed and experienced individuals who can visit your property at a time convenient to you, and offer our professional recommendations. Feel free to call Ada County Noxious Weed Control at (208) 577-4646, or visit our office at 975 E. Pine in Meridian. Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays. You can also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment for consultation.