Worried about Japanese knotweed? Book a FREE site survey and we’ll send an invasive weed specialist to take a look.
Taylor Weed Control
Free Knotweed Survey
call us today on 029 2039 7554

If you're in the market for a new home, there are lots of different factors that you need to take into consideration. As well as checking that the house is structurally sound, there aren't any major issues, and that it satisfies your wants and needs, it's important that you ask about Japanese knotweed and whether there's any present in the local area.

should I buy a house with Japanese knotweed?

(Image from Pixabay)

As specialists who deal with Japanese knotweed in a range of locations, we are often asked - should I buy a house with Japanese knotweed next door?


is bindweed poisonous

Bindweed is a type of plant that contains poisonous alkaloids. This means it's a real problem for other plants because it's capable of outgrowing them and taking all the sunlight, nutrients, and water for itself. But is it a threat to humans or animals? Today we're going to learn all about bindweed and answer the question - is bindweed poisonous?


japanese knotweed

We're sure you've seen lots of these news stories over the year, but today we're bringing you a report from the BBC, detailing how a homeowner in Bristol has been fined £18,000 for failing to get rid of Japanese knotweed that was growing in the garden! This is a tale we see all too often here at Taylor Total Weed Control. Homeowners purchase a property and don't really know what Japanese knotweed is or what to look for. To find out what happened to this homeowner in Bristol, just keep reading...


can japanese knotweed cause skin irritation

Whether you're an avid gardener or a homeowner who's come across Japanese knotweed in their garden, you might be wondering whether Japanese knotweed can cause skin irritation. You should always be cautious when you're touching plants in your garden because, besides the common nettles and thistles that we all know have a nasty sting, other plant species can be irritants too.

It's advisable that you wear gardening gloves and long-sleeved clothing whenever you're working in the garden, to reduce the chances of skin irritation. But is Japanese knotweed one of the plants you need to worry about?


knotweed near railways

Recent news reports have detailed how Network Rail has paid out nearly £500,000 in compensation to homeowners whose properties have been impacted by Japanese knotweed. In all of these cases, the Japanese knotweed in question originated on Network Rail's land - close to railway lines.

The highest amount of compensation was paid out in Wales and the Western regions, where over £294,950 was claimed for Japanese knotweed damages over a three-year period. These figures show that Japanese knotweed is a real threat if your home backs onto a railway line. But why is Japanese knotweed such a problem here?

Well, Japanese knotweed is a very fast-growing plant, and in a lot of these cases, it seems that the infestation has not been controlled by Network Rail to prevent it from impacting neighbouring properties. It's a case of too little, too late. With improper precautions in place to stop the spread of knotweed from the railway lines into surrounding areas.


Contact Taylor Weed Control

Name *
E-mail address *
Location *
Telephone Number *
Your Message
Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character
Enter Letters (No Spaces) *
Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character Security Character