Can Japanese Knotweed Damage My Property?
Often referred to as the UK’s most destructive weed. Yes, Japanese knotweed can in fact cause serious damage to your property.
What Damage Can Japanese Knotweed Cause?
Thankfully, Japanese knotweed is not harmful to humans or animals. However, it can cause serious damage to your property and is extremely invasive with a high risk of spreading. During the summer months, Japanese knotweed can grow up to 10cm every day and up to 10-12 feet high. Japanese knotweed is in search of moisture and due to its extreme growth can force its way through paving, walls and more.
It can grow through tarmac, find its way through brick, crack through your tiles and even end up in your house!
Can You Control The Spread of Japanese Knotweed?
The easy and best answer is no. Especially in the UK where the mishandling/transportation of Japanese knotweed can lead to criminal prosecution.
It is very important that if you find Japanese knotweed on your property that you act quickly. The faster you get a specialist to begin treatment the better, as Japanese knotweed can seriously devalue your property.
What do I do?
If you are looking for a Japanese knotweed solution, speak to an expert as soon as possible. Here at Japanese Knotweed Expert, we offer free email identification for peace of mind. We promise to have the plant in question identified for you the very same day.
Therefore, once Japanese knotweed has been identified on your property, a site visit is a must, after which you will need a treatment plan. Make sure that the specialist that you use has a 10 year guarantee! Knowing how quickly Japanese knotweed can spread you want to ensure that if it comes back that you are covered.