Local residents are advised that Fareham Borough Council will commence its annual herbicide treatment across the Borough from the 1 March.
The Council has used a product called Nomix Dual, which contains glyphosate, for many years to reduce unwanted vegetation, specifically in locations where there are obstacles to using traditional machinery. These sites are sprayed once a year in dry weather conditions to ensure maximum effectiveness.
Residents are reassured that the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD), responsible for all pesticide products in the UK, have analysed all available information and deemed the product safe to use and with very little risk to the environment or animals. The solution is non-irritant and far less potent than most weed killers used in domestic homes.
While the Council is not able to provide a schedule of where they will be spraying in advance, due to a variety of factors such as weather conditions, daily updates will be posted on the Council's website here. The team will also be wearing high visibility waistcoats indicating 'Herbicide Spraying' while the work is in progress.
Following feedback from residents, we will publish details of when and where we will be spraying herbicides going forward and ensure that our operatives are clearly visible.
Residents can find out more about glyphosate from the Health and Safety Executive website .
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