Japanese knotweed is one of a few hundred invasive plants in the UK but is perhaps the most destructive and widely known. Similar invasive specifies include Himalayan balsam and giant hogweed; all of these plants are deemed to reduce biodiversity and you have a legal obligation to stop the spread of such plant life. The UK government takes the impact of non-native invasive species very seriously and reports the problem to be the second biggest threat to biodiversity around the world.

If you have identified invasive plants on your property it is vital that you do not allow them to spread to neighbouring premises and it is in your best interests to remove the plants entirely. Japanese knotweed is particularly problematic and has the ability to damage concrete foundations, flood defences and other seemingly robust materials, such as tarmac.

Small pieces of the plant’s root system break off as fragments to allow it to reproduce and spread, which is one of the reasons why it can be beneficial to contact a specialised team for Japanese knotweed removal; ensuring all traces of the plant are removed. Just a small piece no larger the a 1 pence coin is enough to spawn a new plant and these pieces can be easily transported by nearby rivers, moving soil and the incorrect disposal of cut stems aiding this invasive species to spread.

Safe Site Security Solutions have years of experience and are able to quickly and accurately identify rhizomes (root fragments) in the soil. One of the most important aspects of the removal process is to ensure that all soil is either properly treated or taken to landfill thus eradicating the chance for future growth. We operate a rapid response removal service across London, including the boroughs of Camden, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth, Westminster, Barking, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston upon Thames, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Sutton and Waltham Forest.

If you have a Japanese knotweed problem on your property, development or construction site then we’d be happy to tailor our service to your situation and can even offer an insurance backed guarantee. Simply give us a call on 0845 346 0305 or get it touch using the callback form on this page. Once we understand your particular circumstances we’ll be able to provide you with a completed FREE no-obligation quote and start the process of removing this harmful wildlife from your premises.

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