Spring is well underway! Long gone are the images of small creatures slinking out of their cosy winter sanctuaries and the once bare country landscapes are now bursting with life… For IWA, this is not a time of year to be resting on our laurels, in fact it we are now in peak season. This is the time when our old enemies like Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) and Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) rear their ugly heads. We are inundated with requests for surveys and site inspections, to give our expert advice on a wide range of non-native and invasive species of plants and animals.
After a relatively mild winter we noticed early signs of Japanese knotweed growth in February. The sunshine over the last month has prompted rapid growth and we have seem Japanese knotweed over 3 feet tall in Fife! Despite many weeds being visible, in most cases, it is still too early to implement a herbicide treatment regime. For householders limited to domestic herbicide products, it will still be a while before effective control of these species is achievable.
Now is the time to get the experts out to assess the situation and to put an eradication plan into action. After an initial enquiry by phone, email or social media, one of our team will attend your property to carry out a survey in order to assess the full extent of an infestation. A report will be written and a management plan will set out the treatment options available. When the plants are at the correct stage of their development, an eradication programme will begin in order to rid your property of the scourge of invasive species. Upon completion or the eradication works, we will issue an insurance backed guarantee.
So whether you are only just noticing the red, asparagus like stems of Japanese knotweed, or know that your property suffered from an invasive species last year, give us a call. Our BASIS qualified pesticide advisors, can advise you on the best treatment method for your site, and with our competitive prices and comprehensive insurance backed guarantees, you’re in safe hands. Call us now on 01383 416 556 or get in touch online here.
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