UK news outlets publish a lot of stories about Japanese knotweed and the devastating impact it can have on house prices. If you're a homeowner, these articles may well cause you to worry - is it possible that Japanese knotweed could be growing near your property?
How likely is it that my property is affected by Japanese knotweed?
According to a recent MailOnline article, roughly 4% of UK homes are affected by Japanese knotweed. That's 1 in 25 houses (note that flats were not included in this study).
A property counts as 'affected' if there is Japanese knotweed growing on the property OR on a neighbouring property. It's important to be wary of this weed even if it's confined to your neighbour's garden for now - see What to Do If Your Neighbour Has Japanese Knotweed.
This statistic should give you a rough idea of the likelihood of a Japanese knotweed infestation on or near your property. Bear in mind that knotweed is more common in areas that lie close to rivers or railway lines. And if you live in a region where Japanese knotweed is especially rampant - like South Wales - the probability goes up again.
READ MORE: Where Is Japanese Knotweed Most Likely to Grow?
What should I do if there's Japanese knotweed on my property?
If you're concerned that you may have Japanese knotweed growing near your home, contact Taylor Total Weed Control today. We will:
- Carry out a FREE, no-obligation survey to identify whether your property is affected by Japanese knotweed
- Recommend the best treatment programme for you
- Apply specialist herbicides to get your Japanese knotweed infestation under control (we also offer excavation and removal plans)
- Offer an insurance-backed guarantee for extra reassurance
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