City of Kennewick to start weed control on April 18th

Yellow dye shows where Kennewick sprays herbicide
Credit: City of Kennewick

KENNEWICK, Wash. — While it may not feel like spring is in full swing around the Tri-Cities, the City of Kennewick is getting ready for bothersome plants to bloom.

Given the weather cooperates, the City will begin their annual city-wide herbicide application for noxious weed control on April 18th.

In a Facebook post, the City said application vehicles will be operating throughout Kennewick between midnight at 6:00 AM, Monday through Friday. Their primary focus, they said, is to control weeds in the curb and gutter line as well as gravel shoulders on all of the City’s main roadways.

The project should be completed by early May.

They want residents to be aware of this activity and look out for the herbicide. The City said it’s mixed with a yellow dye to assist with application and should fade in three to four weeks. Application areas are safe for people and animals to enter once the application is dry.

City officials said if anyone comes into contact with wet herbicide, it’s recommended to remove any contaminated clothing and rinse skin as soon as possible with water for 15 to 20 minutes.

You can see where the city will be applying herbicide by visiting their website.

If you have any questions, the city asks residents to reach out to them at (509) 585-4419.

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