When we talk about Japanese Knotweed, we often reference the detrimental effects it can have on the property, especially depreciation in value.
Beyond that, Japanese Knotweed has a significant impact on our environment, and it is another reason Japanese Knotweed Expert is so passionate about eradicating it.
In its Japanese habitat, the growth of Knotweed is limited due to environmental factors. For example, it grows on active volcanos and is regularly smothered by volcanic ash and landslides. Pests, fungi and diseases also attack the weed, keeping it in check and limiting its invasive potential.
In the UK, conditions are much more favourable for Japanese Knotweed, which allows it to run amok and wreak havoc on our environment. Because it grows so rapidly and spreads like wildfire, Japanese Knotweed can displace native vegetation, impact on the diversity of insects in the area and increase the risk of flooding due to soil erosion. Around water, Japanese Knotweed can damage river-banks and cause blockages within infrastructures such as sluices and drains.
For the above reasons, it is so important that Japanese Knotweed is addressed as soon as it is discovered. Not only could it leave you out of pocket, but it could also overrun your property, smothering wildlife and leaving you at risk!
Contact us today to rid yourself of Japanese Knotweed for good!