How much does it cost to get rid of Japanese knotweed?

Invasive species such as Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) are causing problems throughout the UK. They can be found in every 10km2, and it is estimated that they are costing the economy £10million a year in repair costs and lost productivity. It is also a significant issue for homeowners and developers, with property prices being reduced due to the presence of this problematic weed.

In order to deal with the spread of knotweed and ensure that it is controlled effectively, people need to find a professional japanese knotweed specialist. Fortunately, there are now many experts that are qualified to carry out the necessary work and provide industry leading solutions. These companies will have a variety of packages available to suit different situations, and will offer insurance backed guarantees and client funded accounts which give financial peace of mind.

Japanese Knotweed Specialists (JKSL) is one such company, with offices based in Cobham in Surrey, Wallingford in South Oxfordshire, Birmingham and Manchester. This means that JKSL is well placed to cover the whole of the UK, and they can be on site very quickly, with minimal disruption to your project. As members of the Property Care Association’s (PCA) ‘Invasive Weed Control Group’, you can be sure that you are dealing with an audited, qualified and trusted contractor.

This is important because of the legal issues surrounding the removal and treatment of Japanese knotweed. If you fail to take the appropriate steps to manage the weed, then you could be faced with an ASBO (Anti-Social Behaviour japanese knotweed specialist Order). This is because the Government’s revised community protection notices have made it a criminal offence to allow knotweed to cause a nuisance to a local area.

Knotweed can be difficult to remove, and it is important to have an experienced team on hand to ensure that the weed is dealt with effectively and quickly. This will prevent the weed from spreading further and causing damage to properties, roads, railways and other infrastructure.

There are a variety of methods that can be used to control knotweed, and the most effective method will depend on the circumstances. For example, digging or grubbing can be effective for small infestations, and is particularly useful if the rhizomes are removed completely. Chemical treatments may be a more suitable option for larger sites or those with more established colonies.

It is also important to remember that it is illegal to add any part of the weed to home-compost or council-run waste bins, and it must be disposed of properly, as per the Environmental Protection Act 1990. In addition, if you are working near to the weed, it is essential to take precautions to avoid contact with the root and rhizome and to thoroughly clean any tools and clothing after each visit.