The Japanese Knotweed Group are a specialist in the treatment and removal of Japanese knotweed. We provide a cost-effective comprehensive service to suit the needs of our customers. From our Pay as Spray treatments for property owners not selling to Full 5 Year treatment plans and Dig Outs we have a solution for all customers both domestic and commercial. Our team are friendly and helpful so please give us a call for some advice and information. The Japanese Knotweed Group also offer a 10 Year Insurance Backed Guarantee so you have extra peace of mind against re-growth once the treatment is complete. We undertake surveys on residential properties and sites of all sizes and provide you with a written report identifying any areas of Knotweed found and the programme of treatment we recommend. We are a member of Checkatrade and the PCA (Property Care Association) and our mortgage compliant surveys and reports mean you can proceed with buying or selling your home with one less thing to worry about.
What Does Japanese Knotweed Really Do?
Over the last decade, Japanese knotweed has developed a reputation for being one of the most aggressive, invasive plants to be currently blighting the country. However, despite the plant’s fearsome reputation, there can still be some confusion as to what it actually does. This article will explain what Japanese knotweed does from two perspectives: environmental and financial. The examples cited here should be considered within the larger context of Japanese knotweed cases, this plant can thrive in all sorts of environments, but no single infestation is the same.
Is Japanese knotweed dangerous?
Japanese knotweed is not poisonous, nor does it pose any physical danger to animals or people. The plant does, however, pose a threat to native plants that are not as well equipped to compete with this foreign element. The environmental impact that this plant has on our own wildlife is often overlooked in favour of the financial costs of treating it. When the plant is allowed to thrive on public waterways or on disused industrial lots, it can quickly stifle the growth of any other plants growing nearby.