Japanese Knotweed – Surging Incidence Predicted as Spring Approaches


Cobham, Surrey -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/05/2015 -- Japanese Knotweed is widely recognized as one of the most invasive plants in the UK and has achieved national coverage in the press, being named as "The Plant That Ate Britain". Traditionally the winter months are the time that the knotweed regresses from view; however mild British winters can cause the plant to continue to spread with damaging consequences for home owners, landlords and property developers.

"The progressive spread of Japanese Knotweed has caused serious problems across residential and commercial properties this last year. Japanese knotweed removal has now become one of the biggest concerns amongst commercial land owners. Antisocial behavior orders (ASBOs) can now being issued against owners who refuse to take action to eradicate the plant…" commented leading Japanese Knotweed specialist and author, Nic Seal. "The trouble is that Japanese knotweed can't easily be destroyed using herbicides, as so many homeowners find out when making DIY attempts."

Experts across the country are warning of increased growth in 2015 as spring approaches. The leaders in Japanese Knotweed removal are encouraging residential homeowners and commercial landlords to act now in an effort to minimize the risk of damage to properties as the plant reaches its high growth season in April and May 2015.

One company is fighting back in an effort to minimize the damage that the plant is having across the nation's countryside. Environet UK are experts in the removal, control and total eradication of Japanese Knotweed. They own a patented solution called 'Xtract' to fully remove the plant from the ground, leaving no roots behind.

Mark Thompson, Director at Environet commented, "The surge in growth of Japanese Knotweed means that landowners must be vigilant and call experts who can guarantee the eradication of the knotweed from the site. The best way to tackle Japanese Knotweed is to remove it completely… herbicide treatments aren't always effective leaving underground roots that will cause further growth in the spring"

For free help and advice about Japanese Knotweed visit http://www.environetuk.com/

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