Root Control

January 2011 Vol. 66 No. 1
Duke's Root Control

Vaporooter foam is a unique combination of herbicides that is placed in sewer lines to kill roots on contact and inhibit future root growth. Only roots within the pipe and a very short distance outside the pipe are affected; trees and shrubs immediately above ground are not harmed. Vaporooter is composed of an herbicide that penetrates root cell walls and then bursts them; causing the root to die and decay. A root growth inhibitor attaches to surface-active organic material to inhibit further root cell division and growth for up to 3 years. A surfactant blend strips away grease and slime from the roots permitting deep penetration into the root mass. A foaming agent provides a durable, fine-textured “vehicle” to carry Vaporooter into maximum contact with roots and pipe surfaces through professional application. 800.841.1444,