Fire mitigation information: Wildfire mitigation is the ground treatment of forest properties to reduce fire fuels. Mitigation reduces fire fuels on the ground that can increase heat and threaten your home during a fire. Fire mitigation steps are steps you can take to reduce the risk of wildfire damage to your property.
Steps For Homeowners
- Remove dead and diseased trees
- Prune tree branches to no more than 1/3 of the tree height or ten feet above the ground
- Remove pine needles, leaves, and other ground fuels with The Mitagator Fire Mitigation Tool
- Dispose of all thinned slash and debris
- Keep grass/weeds mowed to 4″ maximum
- Store firewood away from the home
- Clean roof and gutters of leaves and other debris
Fire mitigation examples, information and resources, with links to more information on fire mitigation and property protection during wildfire season.
Are there other fire mitigation tools for homeowners that work better than a pine needle rake?
No other tool works as well to take mitigation measures for forest fires or mitigation steps for wildfires. If you are doing fire mitigation in california or fire mitigation in colorado this is the only tool you need. The Mitagator is better than a rake, a rake misses 50%-80% of needles, cones and other small litter on the first pass – you have to rake the same area over and over to really clear the ground. Large areas can be cleaned better than a pine needle rake in minutes instead of hours. Clearing years of pine needles from the ground for wildfire mitigation allows more moisture into the soil and encourages new, green grass growth. With The Mitagator, you’re not only lowering the risk of wildfire spread through ground fuels, you’re bringing new life to the land.
What else does fire mitigation tool do?
The Mitagator does more than clear fire fuels – it’s also the most versatile lawn and garden tool on the market. The Mitagator will save you hours of work prepping your garden beds and adding soil amendments – and you’ll aerate the ground without wildfire dangers at the same time.
The Mitagator fire mitigation tool makes quick work of difficult tasks better than a pine needle or dethatching/thatching rake like removing rocks, weeds and dead plants. With The Mitagator, you can quickly clean up pine needles, pine cones, weed cuttings and remove matted debris under grass and ground covers and aerate the soil at the same time.
The Mitagator is perfect for cleaning along waterways better than a pond rake, too. You can clean garbage, weed and other debris in minutes – clean waterways promote a healthy ecosystem and happy wildlife.
The Mitagator removes dead leaves and other hard to reach build up under and behind shrubs, bushes and other plants – the dead stuff comes out without harming your live vegetation. It works better than a lawn rake.