Goat heads on the rise!

Asked September 22, 2015, 2:50 PM EDT

I walk most every day in and around Carson City and have noticed an increase in vegetation growth producing goat heads. What can be done to get rid of them?

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1 Response

Puncturevine/goat heads are one of the worst annuals that grow in urban areas. Technically, it is on the Nevada's noxious weed list, and the landowner is required to make attempts yearly to eradicate it.

Fortunately, it is an annual and can easily be removed and killed before it blooms. You also have the option of reporting properties that are not making attempts to control the noxious weeds to the Nevada Department of Agriculture by using this Noxious Weed Complaint Form.

I have also listed two other information sheets on puncturevine: