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Japanese Knotweed and Weed Control

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) is a non-native invasive species.  If left untreated it can damage the environment by out-competing native species and destroying biodiversity. It can also cause structural damage to buildings, paths and walls.

Our team are experienced pesticide handlers and can arrange a specialised treatment program.

We can also provide a treatment program for other native and non-native weed problems.

Stem injection

Stem injection is a cost effective alternative to foliage spraying which is also far safer for both the environment and neighbouring plants. Using equipment specifically designed for the treatment and eradication of Japanese Knotweed, we can inject a concentrated dose of glyphosate herbicide into each individual cane. This method is highly effective as it is absorbed throughout the rhizome and deep into the plant’s root system, helping to completely eradicate this troublesome plant.

In environmentally sensitive areas, such as when Japanese Knotweed is near water, we use stem injection with a non residual herbicide approved by the Environment Agency and SEPA.

All operatives are highly trained to NPTC level required by UK standards.