From fire control to better landscaping, there are many reasons to rid your property of weeds this year. Let Koby Pest Control help. With more than 17 years of experience working in the hillsides around Placer and El Dorado counties, Koby Pest Control knows how to keep your property looking clear and attractive.


We encourage our customers to treat the weeds on their property for several reasons. The most important of these is reducing the fire hazard weeds pose as they dry out and become kindling. A good rule of thumb is to have a dried weed free buffer zone of 100 feet around your home to protect from wild fires that are so prevalent in El Dorado County.


Another good reason for weed control is that weed-free landscapes decrease competition for soil nutrients, giving your trees, shrubs, and flowers unfettered access to the nutrients they need. The end result is a healthier and better looking landscape. A weed-free landscape will reduce insect, rodent, and other vertebrate pests by eliminating their usual habitat.


Weeds deteriorate concrete and asphalt, reducing the lifespans of both roads and sidewalks. Drainage ditches also frequently become clogged with weeds, disrupting the designed flow of water, leaving potentially dangerous standing pools of water on roadways.


We target specific weeds like star thistle and broad leaves in your lawn or pasture to allow more beneficial and aesthetically pleasing grasses to grow for livestock to graze. Many invasive weeds out compete and sometimes actively inhibit the growth of native plants. Poison oak and blackberry bushes are both invasive weeds and spread very quickly.


Not all weeds are bad. We do not recommend killing all the weeds on hillsides because they prevent erosion especially during wet conditions. We feel that selective weed control is essential because it allows us to get rid of weeds which serve no purpose and leave only the beneficial ones.


Weeds germinate at different times of the year depending on the species. Because of this, one annual herbicide application will not be sufficient for treating all of the weeds on your property. The timing of seasonal rainfall will also determine which weeds grow the most each year.

Pre-emergent weed control is done in the fall and winter months. This application halts the germination process and reduces roughly 80% of the weeds from sprouting in late winter or early spring. Post-emergent applications can be done throughout the year but mainly take place in the spring and early summer, effectively killing 100% of existing weeds.

Our selective weed control is done throughout the year depending on which species a customer wants to treat. We have service plans and treatments to rid your property of any unwanted weed species and our state licensed technicians offer free evaluations and consultations to provide you with the knowledge and options to best suit your needs while maintaining a healthy environment.