What are noxious weeds?

Noxious weeds are non-native plants that have been introduced accidentally or as ornamental in peoples’ gardens. Some are poisonous to humans and livestock and most grow rapidly and are extremely difficult to control. They can reduce crop yields, displace desirable plant species, destroy beneficial native habitat, damage recreational opportunities, clog waterways and diminish land values.

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1. What are noxious weeds?
2. How is a plant designated as a noxious weed?
3. I have some weeds growing on my property and I am not sure if they are noxious or not. Can someone come look at them and tell me what they are and how to get rid of them?
4. What do I do if my neighbor has weeds and isn't doing anything about them?
5. What agency controls weeds on the County's right-of-ways?
6. What should I spray my noxious weeds with?
7. Why are noxious weeds considered a material defect to my property?
8. How do I get a pesticide license?
9. Will mowing alone control my noxious weeds?
10. I'm not going to worry about my seeds and let nature take it course and leave my land "natural."
11. I don't want to spray my weeds because herbicides are very toxic and will remain in the soil where they are sprayed.