Vegetation management with Florida Pest Control in Southern Florida

For many Florida businesses, unsightly weeds and other vegetation can ruin the appearance of your building’s exterior, causing it to look unkempt and unprofessional. Florida Pest Control’s Vegetation Management Service (VMS) provides targeted control and removal of unwanted vegetation or “weeds” from your property. We address areas around your facility, highway, or railway where unwanted and unattractive weeds have taken over.

Common nuisance plants in South Florida

Below are a few of the most common plants and weeds that invade Miami and South Florida properties:

Bull thistle plants

Bull Thistle: an invasive biennial herbaceous plant found in Southern Florida that grows 3-7 feet tall and colonizes areas where vegetation, topsoil, or overburden is removed such as roadsides, pastures and ditch banks.


Crabgrass: a warm-season annual grass that thrives under hot and moist conditions, making it a real issue in Southern Florida. This ‘opportunistic’ plant can crowd out good grasses that are weakened – by factors such as scalping the lawn (mowing too short), insect and disease activity or other problems.

Field of dandelions

Dandelions: perennial plants that are a major problem for commercial properties. They create a dense mat of leaves that can crowd out desirable species and diminish the liveliness of those plants that survive.

Field of nutsedge

Nutsedge: aggressive and persistent weeds found in moist landscapes across Southern Florida. Yellow nutsedge is more widespread than purple nutsedge due to its greater tolerance for cold. However, where purple nutsedge has adapted, it can be even more vigorous than yellow nutsedge.

What types of weeds and vegetation can Florida Pest Control remove?

Vegetation is usually classified as either:

  • Desirable – turf, shrubs, and ornamental trees
  • Undesirable – unwanted plant growth and weeds

Florida Pest Control VMS Specialists can control any type of undesirable vegetation, targeting the areas where growth is not desired. Specialists are also trained to handle sensitive areas, such as under trees or near water, by using specialized treatments that control weeds without causing harm to adjacent areas. With safety at the forefront, we make sure all the materials we use are non-flammable, non-corrosive, and low in toxicity.

Treatment areas include:

  • Building perimeters
  • Gravel parking lots and storage areas
  • Asphalt cracks and crevices
  • Fuel storage
  • Industrial park railroad spurs
  • Fence lines

Our Vegetation Management Service Programs

Non-Root Sensitive Control at Florida Pest Control
Non-Root Sensitive Control
Total bare ground control that eliminates unwanted vegetation and roots in all surrounding areas.
Advanced Root Sensitive Control at Florida Pest Control
Root Sensitive Control
Total bare ground control that eliminates unwanted vegetation and roots without damaging existing landscaped areas and desired vegetation.
Selective Vegetation Control at Florida Pest Control
Selective Control
Broadleaf weed and brush control that manages undesirable vegetation while allowing grasses to remain and prevent erosion.

Risks of uncontrolled vegetation

Unkempt vegetation near your building not only creates a visually unattractive environment that could potentially hamper brand reputation, but it also has many risk factors.

Pest friendly environments
Pests such as rodents, birds and insects thrive in areas with weeds and uncontrolled vegetation. It creates the perfect breeding ground for a pest infestation — the last thing your business needs.

Dangerous safety hazards
Overgrown and untamed vegetation increases the risk of fires and creates slip, trip, and fall hazards. Certain poisonous plants can also pose health risks when humans come in contact with them.

Obstruction of security equipment
Overgrown vegetation can block or cover security fencing, cameras and access points, jeopardizing the safety of your premises.

Benefits of vegetation management

  • Removes potential hiding and nesting spots for rodents and other pests
  • Eliminates fire and fall hazards, improving safety for employees and customers
  • Improves accessibility by opening access to transformers, fuel storage areas, fire hydrants, emergency exits, etc.
  • Eliminates harmful and invasive plants such as poison ivy, sumac and other irritant and allergy-causing vegetation
  • Improves facility aesthetics and appearance
  • Provides a cost savings alternative by reducing labor to outside facility and grounds maintenance

Why choose Florida Pest Control?

Our state-certified Vegetation Management specialists take the time to assess each individual facility’s unique needs to choose the most appropriate methods and materials. We will aim to provide season-long control of any unwanted vegetation, even in sensitive areas such as ditch banks, schools, and parks.

Vegetation Management in Miami-Dade, Broward County

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