▸ Do not buy puncture vine weevils from biological control suppliers as weevils from another place may not survive in your area.
▸ Avoid composting goathead weeds in the composter as they will germinate.
▸ Before burning the weeds, water the surrounding area thoroughly. Additionally, keep a water hose readily available nearby, in case the fire starts spreading.
▸ Check with your local fire department for regulations prior to burning. Some will require a burn permit.
▸ Avoid burning goatheads in windy conditions.