Possible Japanese Knotweed Damage:

  • Weakening of house and building foundations
  • Integral damage of roads, pathways and paved areas
  • Damage to free standing structures such as walls and pillars
  • Destruction of native wild life habitats
  • Unseen damage to underground pipes, drains and ducting

Knotweed Do’s and Don’ts

DON’T:

  • Cut down and place Japanese Knotweed in other areas. IT WILL SPREAD
  • Walk/cultivate/disturb around the area Japanese knotweed is located/suspected. IT WILL SPREAD
  • Attempt to burn Japanese Knotweed unless completely dried out and removed from the area of growth. IT WILL SPREAD
  • Attempt to remove Japanese Knotweed from river and stream banks. Water is one of its favourite modes of transport. You need professional help! IT WILL SPREAD
  • Use unlicensed chemicals or herbicides either near water or other plants, grasses or wildlife. You’ll be breaking the law and may kill everything BUT the Knotweed.

DO:

  • Check regularly for the appearance of Knotweed shoots, especially if you live near a waterway.
  • Call us for advice on the correct treatment and disposal of Knotweed.
  • Treat knotweed immediately. The sooner we can catch it, the less chance it will spread and the lower the cost is for eradicating it.
  • Try to isolate the Knotweed before treatment and avoid disturbing the soil around the plant (disturbing the soil encourages growth.)