Weed Abatement Program

The City of Somersworth Department of Public Works has contracted with a licensed vendor to apply a weed abatement herbicide to control unwanted weeds and vegetation along sidewalks and curbing right of way on designated streets. This is an annual program in order to maintain the integrity of our streets and sidewalks.  The City has contracted with Municipal Pest Management to apply the herbicide, an experienced contractor specializing in addressing weed control, removing invasive plants and unwanted vegetation.  According to Michael Bobinsky, Director of Public Works and Utilities, the process will involve the use of a weed control herbicide known as Rodeo along designated primary streets and with an alternative organic product applied on secondary streets.  Applicators will follow State permit regulations and use safety and best practices during their work.

Work teams from Municipal Pest Management will begin applying the herbicide on the streets as highlighted on the attached street map beginning on Friday, August 10, 2018. Work activity is anticipated to occur generally from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. In the event of rain, the contractor will select the next available date during that week.

Please contact the Public Works Office at 692-4266 with any questions between the hours of 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, Monday thru Friday.