We have had a busy summer so far and our work continues across the UK on all manner of invasive species projects. Some projects of note are; Japanese knotweed eradication for Galloway Fisheries Trust on the Rivers Urr, Dee, Luce and their tributaries as part of the EU Interreg CIRB Project; two large-scale Japanese knotweed screening projects on development sites in Penicuik, Midlothian; and Japanese knotweed removal from a new business park in Aberdeen.
We are working hard for domestic clients at sites as far apart as Stroud in Kent to Avoch in the Black Isle (north of Inverness). Our straightforward and fair approach to pricing and customer service has led us to gain WHICH? Trusted Trader status. We are delighted to be part of the new WHICH? scheme as we feel that it will help separate the good, honest weed control companies from the many unscrupulous firms.
Treatment to achieve eradication of Japanese knotweed may take several seasons if the plants are deep-rooted and mature. This is one reason it is important to consider the credentials of the company you choose to appoint to carry out the work. There’s little worth in selecting a bunch of ‘experts’ who want all the money up front for a 3 year programme as there is a serious risk that they will take the cash and run, never to be seen again. if the treatment programme is not finished properly then it may lead to problems at a later date. Treatment is often a marathon, not a sprint. ‘Quick fix’ herbicide treatments have a nasty habit of leading to re-emergence of Japanese knotweed 2 or 3 years later despite the fact that the ground may have shown no signs of knotweed for a long time. We urge people to ask for references and case studies of previous work.
We look forward to receiving feedback from our clients regarding our service so that we can continue to raise our standards in order to offer the best value for money on services such as Japanese knotweed treatment and removal. Please leave feedback here.
If you are puzzled by the internet’s muddle of conflicting advice on Japanese knotweed eradication then please call our team now on 01383 416 556 for free advice or get in touch here.
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