The seven deadly sins of chemical weed control

Spraying herbicides in your community exposes you to the seven deadly sins of chemical weed control:

1. Off-target damage and potential litigation
2. Tarnished image
3. Repeated applications of herbicides creates herbicide resistant weeds
4. Potential exposure of the public to toxins
5. Repeated employee exposure to known toxins
6. Contamination of stormwater, hazardous to our environment (biodiversity & livestock)
7. Increasing costs of maintaining ‘No Spray’ zones to council

The cost of these deadly sins is significant, with councils across Australia switching away from chemical weed control to reduce their risks. So, what are innovative councils doing to reduce the impact of chemicals in their community?

Leading councils and other environmentally-responsible organisations across the country are switching to weed eradication that:
1. Is chemical free
2. Is safe to use around sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals, wildlife habitats
3. Has no spray drift
4. Doesn’t harm operators
5. Can be effectively operated in all weather conditions
6. Reduces the amount of complaints from residents
7. Complies with state regulations

How can you make the switch away from chemicals and reduce your exposure to the seven deadly sins?

Urban Steaming
You need thermal weed control – a cost effective, environmentally-friendly saturated steam and super-heated alternative to chemical herbicides. Steam is 100% herbicide free, and safe to use around sensitive ‘No Spray’ zones. The risk of litigation, and complaints from residents is dramatically reduced for councils as there is no drift spray, it can be used in practically all weather conditions and it is safe to be in close proximity of children, adults, shops and wildlife.

Need more information? Click here to read about Weedtechnics and our pilot programs. Ready to tackle the risks caused by the seven deadly sins of chemical weed control in your community? Contact us today.