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Japanese Knotweed Removal in Worcestershire and the West Midlands

According to the Worcester Observer, Worcester is one of the biggest Japanese knotweed hotspots in the West Midlands. If you’ve spotted this highly invasive non-native species on your property, we strongly recommend taking action ASAP.

Total Weed Control is a PCA (Property Care Association) registered company specialising in Japanese knotweed management. We have eradicated this pesky plant from properties throughout the West Midlands – we can either remove and dispose of your knotweed or spray the plant with specialist herbicides to get it under control.

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Japanese Knotweed: What You Need to Know

If you’re unfamiliar with Japanese knotweed, here are some key facts:
  • The plant is native to East Asia. It was brought to Europe in the 19th century. Funnily enough, Japanese knotweed isn’t really a problem in Japan, but it has caused a lot of issues here in the UK.

  • The plant has broad green leaves and a bamboo-like stem. In summer, it grows clusters of small white flowers.

  • It’s capable of growing VERY quickly – up to 10cm per day during the summer months – and it can push its way through small cracks in brickwork and concrete.

  • Japanese knotweed has a deleterious effect on property value. Selling a house that’s affected by Japanese knotweed can be very difficult because lenders often refuse mortgage applications for such properties.

  • You should not attempt Japanese knotweed removal yourself unless you know exactly what you’re doing. Leave behind even a small fragment of the plant’s rhizome root system, and it will grow back. (This is a big part of how the plant became such a big problem in Worcester and the surrounding area.)

  • Under UK law, it’s an offence to spread Japanese knotweed into the wild. If you’re found guilty of allowing the plant to spread – even by accident – you may be fined or even imprisoned.

Professional Japanese knotweed removal in the West Midlands

Because Japanese knotweed is subject to strict laws, it’s best to call an expert instead of attempting to destroy the plant yourself.

Here at Total Weed Control, we have been dealing with Japanese knotweed and other invasive plant species for many years. Our qualified operatives undergo extensive training to ensure they always do a thorough job, and all of our Japanese knotweed treatment plans come with an insurance-backed guarantee for your peace of mind.

Depending on your requirements and the severity of your Japanese knotweed problem, we can either apply specialist herbicides to eradicate the plant over time OR use earth-moving equipment to excavate the affected site and dispose of your Japanese knotweed in accordance with the law.

If you’re based near Worcestershire and you’re struggling with a Japanese knotweed infestation, call Total Weed Control on 029 2039 7554 to arrange an initial survey. We are happy to hear from homeowners and businesses anywhere in the West Midlands.
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