Spring, Summer and the start of Autumn was a very busy perioid here at Knotweed Services UK – I don’t know where we get the time to keep publishing news stories! As our busy season draws to a close (Japanese knotweed lays dormant in the winter), we will be bringing you more and more stories from the summer, spring and Autumn, we will try and bring you galleries.
This particular customer was from Lichfield. A lovely couple with 2 children and their pet dog. Initially, the Japanese knotweed was bought to their attention by their dog Rosco – who kept digging around that area (purely coincidental). After ignoring it through much of Spring by the time Summer came around – they realised the plant was almost 5 foot taller. Ensue panic and frantic searching on the internet with doomsday stories a plenty along with the grief of believeing it was going to cost them a small fortune for treatment.
After reading stories and DIY guides they come back to our website and decided upon getting a free quote for our Japanese knotweed removal Lichfield services.
Here’s part of the email:
“PLEASE HELP! I know there is knotweed in the back garden of our property in Lichfield (I have attached pictures), I have foolishly ignored the plant for the last 4 months, to wake up this morning (so it seems) to a plant that is now taller than me. There is also rubble that needs removal in order to get to the infestation. I would like an estimate for the safe removal. Anxiously awaiting your response.”
We replied within an hour (this is typical as we are aware, time is critical so when you’re in a panic, you will want to be reassured right away to ease the anxiety) – you can get in contact with us straight away and upload images of your assumed knotweed infestation and we will tell you if you have knotweed totally free via the form on this page.
We were capable of identify the type in the photo’s as Japanese Knotweed. We immediately suggested our Japanese knotweed removal Lichfield services. The invasion was not as bad as the client had assumed and the cost to take care of the Japanese knotweed infestation, was also not as bad as he had anticipated.
The reason we can keep costs down in comparison to other Japanese knotweed removal Lichfield companies is because we provide a uniqie “pay per treatment” schedule. This means you just pay per treatment – for example, we may have to treat your knotweed yearly over Two To Five years. This would mean you pay per treatment, each year. We can also put a management plan in place, this will keep you from being fined and could also help you sell your house.
We operate our Japanese knotweed removal Lichfield services in this way, to ensure our customer have no HUGE fees to pay upfront (unlike all other Japanese knotweed companies). The treatment required for this Japanese knotweed infestation, was stem injection. Stem injection is one of many treatment methods that we employ, we use a number of factors to assist us in deciding what treatment methods to employ.
See the gallery here:
Japanese knotweed continues to be featuring heavily in the news (radio, TV and news papers). The government has recently introduced laws and penalties for those that don’t manage their Japanese knotweed invasion. You can now be fined upto £2500 (£20,000 if you’re a company) and receive an ASBO!!
Discovering Japanese Knotweed on or around your property can be quite distressing. Knotweed Services UK understand that no one wants to be told their property is worth less because of an aggressive weed in their garden however Japanese Knotweed will inevitably devalue your property. Eradicating it yourself would be very difficult and would require lots of time researching the plant properly. It would also require you to purchase expensive equipment, that’s why we strongly suggest using a specialist contractor such as ourselves. We have the professional training and experience to effectively eradicate any Japanese Knotweed infestation.
Knotweed Services UK are PCA approved. The PCA is a government approved trade body for “the damp, waterproofing, wood preservation and invasive weeds industries”. As a member of the PCA we are required to adhere to strict standards in order to receive PCA membership. The application for membership is detailed and thorough. It is for these reasons that any company approved by the PCA can be trusted to provide the most effective solutions for Japanese knotweed removal. To find out more about the PCA please click here.
Please watch the video below to find out the benefits of choosing a PCA approved Japanese knotweed contractor:
If you are trying to sell your property and your surveyor finds Japanese Knotweed on their initial report you are sure to run into problems. The process may be delayed or cancelled all together. This does not have to be the case. In order to sell your property you may need a management plan to be in place; this plan will show that you are dealing with your Japanese Knotweed infestation and that it will not be a problem by the time the plan is completed. We will create a personal management plan for every customer. The plans are very in depth and are backed by our warranty meaning you can sleep easy knowing that your infestation is being taken care of.
If you are a homeowner who has found Japanese Knotweed on or around your property let us know as soon as you can. The sooner we know the sooner we can eradicate your Japanese Knotweed. Or if you are surveyor and need a management plan to be created we can also do this for you, saving you the time.