I think I have a Japanese Knotweed problem – how can I be sure?
You can send us a photo or we will arrange to site visit to assess.
How long will it take for you to identify if it is Japanese Knotweed?
We will be able to tell as soon as we have done a site survey. The appearance of Japanese Knotweed is different throughout the season, but our experience allows us to identify it.
What chemicals or products do you use to treat Japanese Knotweed?
We would generally use Glyphosate which is the safest herbicide to use.
What steps are taken to ensure that the treatment is safe to humans & animals?
It is usually dry within one hour and once dried it is safe for animals/humans/all other wildlife/insects.
How many treatments are recommended?
We would always recommend a 5 year programme, as there needs to be at least 2 years free from any sign of regrowth and this absolutely guarantees that particular infestation has been successfully eradicated. We do offer shorter plans than this but they would not be covered by a guarantee. We offer the shorter services and allow the customer to call us back in when required.
What does the after-care involve? Will I, as a client, need to do anything?
Just make sure that as much information as possible is given at the initial assessment with regards to previous growths/treatments, even if it wasn't a proven method! Make sure the area is left undisturbed whilst the programme is in place and maybe liaise with neighbours if there is any Knotweed present on their land.
What kind of general costs are associated with the removal of Japanese Knotweed?
This would depend on the level of infestation and the distance from the job, as there are several visits involved in eradicating the problem.