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Noxious weeds problem

Reported via Open311 in the Noxious weeds category by Customer Services at 10:53, Mon 7 September 2020

Sent to Lincolnshire County Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 4151918.

Chafer grub infestation along the grass verge

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  • Thank you for reporting this issue. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we may not be able to meet our usual response times. We are doing everything we can to maintain resource levels to provide your highways service. Thank you for your patience.

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 10:53, Mon 7 September 2020

  • We need to investigate this report. We will contact you again when an update is available. We are sorry that during the COVID-19 pandemic situation we may take longer to respond than normal. Thank you for your patience.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 09:22, Wed 9 September 2020

  • We are sorry but we are not taking immediate action with this report because we do not have any capability for pest control, and as such this is not something we would get involved in. We would only get involved with pests if they were causing a significant safety issue (i.e undermining the road by rabbit burrowing/or wasps nest in highways tree causing safety issue to pedestrians). We have looked at Chaffer bugs, and they do not bite or sting, and although they may kill the grass to some degree, they do not pose any threat to humans. We suggest if this is an issue that you want to treat, you would need to report to West Lindsey District Council at my-council/ contacts-facts-and-figures/ council-offices-and-contact-details/ contact-us/ . They can put you in contact with a pest management company. This is not a free service however, and you would have to pay for the service. Thank you for reporting this matter.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Lincolnshire County Council at 08:56, Mon 5 October 2020

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