Pesticide Use at Collington

Grounds Committee Statement on the Management of Weeds, Invasive Plants and Pests at Collington


Integrated Pest Management

In controlling weeds, invasive plants and pests, Collington management and its Grounds Committee subscribe to the principles and practices of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. Weeds, invasive plants and pests are monitored by regular and careful inspections. The inspections also identify conditions contributing to these problems. A decision is made on what type of action is necessary, if any, based on the biology and habits of the pest involved and the information obtained from monitoring. Priority is given to nonchemical management techniques, particularly those that can prevent a recurrence of the problem. Herbicides and pesticides are used when nontoxic options are unreasonable or have been exhausted. Use of an herbicide or pesticide will strictly follow the manufacturer’s label and any additional information /instructions from the sources listed below

(Source:  “Structural Pest Control Using the IPM Approach,” Maryland Department of Agriculture,


Communication with Collington Community Regarding Use of Pesticides

Collington management and the Grounds Committee are committed to keeping the Collington community fully informed of decisions to use herbicides and pesticides in advance of the proposed application, to explain the reason for such use and to provide full information concerning the products used.  To this end, the Grounds Committee will maintain a list of all products applied to Collington grounds along with label information that gives an explanation of the use of the product, any potential harm posed to human beings, animals and the environment by the product and precautions to be taken to avoid such harm.  Notice of application of pesticides will be announced in the Courier.


Use of Herbicides and Pesticides by Residents

Residents are discouraged from using herbicides, fungicides, or pesticides near their units. Problems with insects or rodents should be reported to the ClockTower (dial 0); ask to be entered in the weekly appointment book for exterminator service.


Guidance on Policies and Practices Regarding Pesticides

Collington will follow the policies and practices mandated or recommended by the following entities:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Maryland Department of Agriculture and its Extension Service

National Pesticide Information Center


List of Pesticides in Use at Collington

 (use link with pesticide for more information)

                                                  Pesticides used by Ruppert
Chemical Name Usage
Round-Up Quick Pro Post-emergent pesticide
SureGuard SC Pre-Emergent herbicide (mixed with Round-Up/cornerstone Plus)
Cornerstone Plus Post-emergent herbicide (Round-Up alternative)
Diquat SPC 2L Post-emergent herbicide (accelerator in Round-Up; mixed into Cornerstone Plus)
Snapshot 2.5 TG Pre-emergent herbicide(granular used before mulching)
Freehand 1.75G Pre-emergent herbicide (granular used before mulching)


Pesticides applied to Collington lawn 3-4 times per year
Chemical Name Usage
Stonewall Plus Fertilizer Pre-emergent herbicide with 13-0-0. Broadleaf control. Early spring application.
Stonewall 65WDG Pre-emergent herbicide. Broadleaf control. Early and late spring application.
Three Way Selective broadleaf control. Early and late fall application.


Aquatic Pesticides
Chemical Name Usage
Captain XTR Algaecide SDC Still water and flowing aquatic sites
Aquanet Aquatic Herbicide Emerged aquatic herbicide
Clipper Herbicide Controls selected submerged, emergent and floating aquatic weeds



Insect Pesticides
Chemical Name Usage
Advance 375A Kills ants
Phantom Kills termites
Tempo Dust Kills ants, bedbugs, yellow jackets
Vendetta Plus Kills cockroaches