Eradication of Japanese Knotweed in Prescot
Eradication of Japanese Knotweed in Prescot is possible! Many hear the words Japanese Knotweed and are filled with dread due to all the horror stories they have heard about it.
The horror stories may be true, but treatment and eradication of Japanese Knotweed is possible! The following methods are the most common treatment methods:
These are all proven methods of eradicating Japanese Knotweed. Man made solutions are required to control and remove this invasive weed, this is due to it not growing in its natural environment.
Japanese Knotweed was brought over from Far East Asia, where it has natural insect predators and diseases that control the growth. However, the UK does not have these insects and diseases. Although some insects have been safely released into the UK, they are only able to control a small portion of the huge outbreak throughout the UK.
The methods outlined above have all been used in the eradication of Japanese Knotweed in Prescot, as every Japanese Knotweed outbreak and site specifications are different.
Herbicide treatment is the most common method of treatment. The systemic translocating herbicide can be applied either by spraying or injection, or a combination of both. Injecting the herbicide allows it to translocate through the rhizomes of the plant. Injecting the herbicide is also commonly used when there is other vegetation, surrounding the Japanese Knotweed outbreak, which needs to remain, as the herbicide will only affect the knotweed outbreak.
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If you require eradication of Japanese Knotweed in Prescot, then contact us today! Our professional and experienced team will be happy to help. They will be able to give you advice, answer your questions or book you a site survey.