Japanese Knotweed: A Growing Pain
Updated: Jan 5
During Spring, we receive many calls from clients and members of the public who are struggling to sell their land or their homes due to the presence of Japanese Knotweed.
What is Japanese Knotweed? Is it really that bad?
Japanese Knotweed is an exceptionally aggressive, invasive plant, capable of weakening concrete, tarmac, brick walls and foundations. Left untreated, it can cause serious structural damage, proliferate rapidly and create a legal liability that is now making many mortgage lenders increasingly reluctant to lend on properties where Japanese Knotweed is present.
What should I do if I think it's on my property?
Our Invasive Plants Team are always on hand to provide free plant identification and treatment advice. Feel free to send your photos in (link below) for a free and honest identification from our specialists.
If your property is infested with Knotweed, immediate action will required to stop it spreading and prevent further damage. ERS's Invasive Weeds Team have many years of experience treating Japanese Knotweed and other invasive plants, and we accept clients of all sizes, from homeowners to major landowners. Our treatment plans are much more comprehensive than a quick spray and hope with pesticides. The ERS’s service also includes:
Identifying and confirming the presence and/or spread of Japanese Knotweed on and around your property
Providing guidance on the most appropriate removal methods taking into consideration costs and timescales
Developing and delivering a Japanese Knotweed management plan
Providing a 10-year insurance backed guarantee for successful eradication
So if you're concerned you may have a Japanese Knotweed problem on your land/garden, give our Invasive Weeds Team a call today on 0141 772 2789 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your pictures.