A Gerogery couple whose Station Street property has become overrun with tumbleweed have made a desperate plea for help.
Yvonne Handel and Ted Rolton said the weed has taken over their yard, trapping them inside their house on windy days and covering their animals.
"It's waist and chest height," Ms Handel said.
"It builds up by the back door, at one stage in the past few weeks it was as high as the house.
"You have to push through it to get out the back door, then you just have to wade through."
Ms Handel said it's not usual for houses on the street, which sit opposite a string of paddocks, to get some hairy panic annually.
But this year, it had become a nightmare she said.
"My sheep, they're harlequin miniature meat sheep, and the poor little buggers get covered in it if they try to follow me through the yard to another yard," she said.
"I lose them half way there because they're under the grass."
Ms Handel said they had tried to burn off some of the panic, but had to extinguish it when the fire jumped the fence.
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Mr Rolton said the pair have erected a barricade around their front porch in an attempt to keep the grass out of their house, but haven't had much luck.
"You open the door to the house and the wind blows it right in," he said.
"It's dangerous too, you'd only need a good storm and a bit of lightning, or for someone to chuck a cigarette and the whole lot would go up."
Ms Handel and Mr Rolton said with their neighbours they had been contacting local authorities and groups but no one can help them get rid of the weed because hairy panic is native and not classed as a noxious weed.
But Ms Handel believes the weed in her yard is actually Hillman's panic, an introduced species.
She said a recent study by Charles Sturt University's Graham Centre researchers found 90 per cent of 'hairy panic' specimens collected in 200km radius around Wagga was actually found to be Hillman's panic.
Both hairy and Hillman's panic can be dangerous to animals.
Ms Handel wants a paddock management plan put in place for farms in the wider area so they have to take responsibility for the weed, which travels vast distances.
"We just want someone to get off their bums and do something," she said.
But Greater Hume's Colin Kane said the council's hands were tied as neither hairy nor Hillman's panic were classed weeds in NSW so couldn't be removed or controlled under the weeds legislation.
He said the grass was not pleasant and he had looked into various legislation in an attempt to help, but unfortunately there was nothing council could do.