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Idaho Falls, Idaho Branch (208)522-3242

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Straw Wattles


Specialty provides you with high quality straw wattles to satisfy the BMP requirements of all of your projects. Our wattles are filled with 100% certified weed free rice straw. The netting used in manufacturing our straw wattles is composed of HDPE oriented net with a biodegradable agent added. Straw wattles can be used in many applications including:

  • Erosion Protection
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Sediment Control
  • Storm Water Runoff Control
  • Enhances Re-Vegetation of Slopes

For material and installation prices, contact Specialty.


  • Rice Straw
  • 9″ diameter – standard lengths of 25 feet
  • Biodegradable plastic mesh lasts approximately 1 year
  • Weigh approx. 1.5 lbs (+/-) per linear foot
  • Noxious Weed Free Forage & Straw Certified – NWFFS
  • Compostable – no need to remove. Decomposes slowly while vegetation is establishing

Gator Guard

Gator Guard is a synthetic and reusable alternative to typical straw wattles. They are reusable, clean and durable. Gator Guard utilizes a UV resistant geotextile stuffed with recycled foam. A 6 inch Gator Guard wattle has 5 inches of freeboard, which equates to a 9 inch wattle in a 4 inch trench.

Gator Guard is lightweight; 25 feet weighs only 8 pounds, making it extremely easy to transport. Gator Guard has a 5 year expected life time, meaning that it can be reused on multiple projects to save you both time and money.


Meridian Branch
348 NW 13th Place
Meridian, Idaho 83642
208.322.6800 ph
208.322.2636 fax

Idaho Falls Branch
5190 S Heyrend Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402
208.522.3242 ph
208.522.4012 fax

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