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Vegetation management

Rentokil’s Vegetation Management Service (VMS) provides targeted control and elimination of unwanted vegetation or “weeds” from your property. We target areas around your facility, highway, or railway where unwanted and unattractive weeds have taken over.

What types of weeds and vegetation can Rentokil control?

Vegetation is usually classified as either:

  • Desirable – turf, shrubs and ornamental trees
  • Undesirable – unwanted plant growth and weeds

Rentokil VMS Specialists can control any type of undesirable vegetation, focusing on areas where no growth is desired. We can even target sensitive areas, such as under trees or near water, by using specialized treatments that control weeds without causing harm to adjacent areas. Safety is our number one priority. That is why all the materials we use are non-flammable, non-corrosive, and low in toxicity.

Treatment areas include:

  • Building perimeters
  • Gravel parking lots and storage areas
  • Asphalt cracks and crevices
  • Fuel storage
  • Industrial park railroad spurs
  • Fence lines

Our vegetation management service programs

Non-Root Sensitive Control

Total bare ground control that eliminates unwanted vegetation and roots in all surrounding areas.

Root Sensitive Control

Total bare ground control that eliminates unwanted vegetation and roots without damaging existing landscaped areas and desired vegetation.

Selective Control

Broadleaf weed and brush control that manages undesirable vegetation while allowing grasses to remain and prevent erosion.

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Risks of uncontrolled vegetation

Unwanted vegetation near your facility not only creates an aesthetically displeasing environment that could potentially negatively impact the way people perceive your company, but it has many risk factors.

Invitation for pests
Uncontrolled weeds provide harborage for pests such as rodents, birds and insects. This can potentially lead to a pest infestation — the last thing your business needs.

Serious safety hazards
Overgrown and untamed vegetation puts the area at a higher risk for fires and creates slip, trip, and fall hazards. Certain poisonous plants can also pose health risks when they come in contact with humans.

Obstruction of security equipment
Overgrown vegetation can block or cover security fencing, cameras and access points, jeopardizing the safety of your premises.

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Benefits of vegetation management

  • Eliminates harborage areas for mice, rats, and other pests.
  • Improves safety for employees and customers by removing fire and fall hazards.
  • Reduces the labor and equipment needs required for hand trimming fence line and building perimeters.
  • Improves accessibility by opening access to transformers, fuel storage areas, fire hydrants, emergency exits, etc.
  • Removes dangerous and invasive plants such as poison ivy, multi-flora rose, sumac and other irritant and allergy-causing vegetation.
  • Improves facility aesthetics and appearance.
  • Provides a cost savings alternative by reducing labor to outside facility and grounds maintenance.

Why choose Rentokil?

Our state-certified Vegetation Management specialists carefully evaluate each individual situation to select the most appropriate methods and materials. We will aim to provide season-long control of any unwanted vegetation, even in sensitive areas such as ditch banks, schools, and parks.

Call us today at 1-800-837-5520 to get more information about our Vegetation Management Service.

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