My neighbor has spotted knapweed it looks bad and it is blowing into my yard. What can I do?

Is your property being maintained? If so, spotted knapweed will not take hold in a property that is being watered, fertilized and mowed. Do you live within the city limits? Most cities have ordinances for vegetation height that are stricter than the state weed law. Contact the Code Enforcement Officer in your city. Do you live in a subdivision/neighborhood with covenants? Many homeowner associations have stricter rules than the state weed law and can have properties maintained within a subdivision at a cost to the owner. 

Homeowner associations can notify property owners (both local and "absentee") about weed control and some will have the maintenance done and then send them a bill. Most people will voluntarily take appropriate action once they become aware of the problem. If there is a property within Kootenai County that is infested and the owner is not controlling noxious weeds then the County weed control can respond to official complaints. Contact the Noxious Weed Control department for more information.

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1. Is there a law in Idaho that requires landowners to control the noxious weeds on their property?
2. I thought the Noxious Weed Control Office took care of all the weeds in the county?
3. Who takes care of the noxious weeds on private roads?
4. What is a noxious weed?
5. How did noxious weeds get here and where did they come from?
6. My neighbor has spotted knapweed it looks bad and it is blowing into my yard. What can I do?
7. The spotted knapweed on my neighbor's property looks awful! Would you please do an inspection and make them spray it?
8. What is a surfactant and why should I use one?
9. Every year I spray the weeds on my property and the next year it seems I have as many or more than before. How can I stop the weeds?
10. I would like to know what types of weeds are growing on my property. Can the Noxious Weed Control Department help me with this?
11. Does your office provide herbicide to private landowners or can they purchase it from the county?
12. Why should I care about noxious weeds? I want my land to be natural!
13. What is an EDRR Weed?