• Giant Hogweed may colonize a wide variety of habitats but is most common along roadsides, other rights-of-way, vacant lots, streams and rivers.
• Giant Hogweed is a public health hazard. The toxic sap, contains a substance that causes painful blisters. The blisters emerge when skin coated with the sap is exposed to sun.
• Keep children away from this plant and use extreme caution when handling it.
• Plants may be dug-out, but care should be taken to remove much of the root stalk.
• Mowing serves only to stimulate
• SJ Services survey a site to identify and document the extent of infestation on the site. A number of alternative approaches will be recommended for the control of Giant Hogweed on the site, each recommendation will be site specific taking into account location, level of infestation, extent of control required and the environmental impact of the control method.