The Times reported today about the terrible case of a boy who suffered such bad burns from Giant hogweed that he required a skin graft. Hopefully, by raising awareness about the dangers of Giant hogweed and how to identify the plant, cases like this can be prevented. The full story can be found on the paper’s website http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/ireland/article7107284.ece
What can be done if you find giant hogweed on your land? IWA can survey the area to identify the full extent of the infestation and then offer a range of treatment options. We will then carry out treatment of the giant hogweed until it is eradicated.
If you find this plant DO NOT TOUCH IT! It is vital to prevent people from accessing the giant hogweed unless they are wearing the appropriate safety clothing in order to prevent them being burned by the toxic sap.
For advice and assistance on Giant hogweed removal, invasive weed control and Japanese knotweed eradication please call Invasive Weeds Agency Ltd on 0845 676 9252 or contact us here.
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