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Why Control Weeds and Brush?

Why Control Weeds and Brush?

Decades ago, humans relied on animals to control vegetation. Vegetation management has come a long way since then. Today, effective and low-cost weed and brush control can easily be obtained with the innovation of herbicides.

Total vegetation control is required to protect investments and property, such as the nation’s roadsides, energy transportation corridors, substations, dam structures, industrial sites, storage areas, ditch structures, fuel storage areas, military installations, pipelines and other service areas, from damage.

Vegetation control protects the functional usage of many sites. The benefits to the sites include rapid and positive drainage, reduced structural damage and interference, increased physical life, safety to people and wildlife, fire protection, increased security, and improved visibility.

Why manage vegetation on utility rights of way?

Why manage vegetation on plant sites?

  • Reduce fire hazards
  • Reduce accident frequency
  • Reduce loss of tools or equipment
  • Improve aesthetics and property values
  • Facilitate inspections
  • Reduce corrosion
  • Control breeding grounds for vermin, such as snakes, roaches, ants, spiders, scorpions, rats, mice

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To learn more about effective vegetation management strategies, contact your DuPont representative or visit

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