Q&A

Your questions answered

Where we can we try and offer the best & most practical advice we can to anyone, customer or not, to help resolve any issues you’re having.

Here are just a selection of some of the frequently asked questions we receive on a day to day basis. Where we can we try and offer the best & most practical advice we can to anyone, customer or not, to help resolve any issues you’re having.

Can I get a mortgage if I have Japanese Knotweed on my property?

The quick answer is yes. You or your purchaser may require a treatment programme including guarantee from a suitably qualified contractor. We can liaise with Estate agents and mortgage lenders on your behalf to help facilitate the sale. We do this all the time

I have been told that you cannot get rid of Japanese Knotweed. Is this true?

Like any living organism it can be destroyed, It just takes time. Japanese Knotweed is particularly strong and can grow from very small fragments into a fully established plant. Our advice is to choose a company that has experience in this field, do not get duped by an intimidating sales pitch or anecdotes, simply be aware of the facts to make an informed decision. There is plenty of information on the internet and many specialists like us have a good level of content on their websites. For a standard herbicide programme you should expect multiple visits by the contractor plus a period of monitoring once the treatment has been completed. If the contractor states they can eliminate Japanese Knotweed in a year avoid them no matter how cheap they are!

 

 

I have a plant on my land I think is invasive. Can you identify it?

Yes we can. Simply upload your image to our website on the contact page or email it with the address to info@invasiveweedmanagement.co We will identify it free of charge and arrange a survey if required

Can’t I just pull it out and burn it to get rid of it?

For some plants yes you can do this but for the majority of Invasive species like Japanese Knotweed & horsetail you may actually be doing more harm than good. These plants are very good at surviving and pulling out may simply shift the growth to another area (like a neighbours!) which can open up all kinds of problems. Our advice would be to contact a suitably qualified contractor for advice to tackle the problem.

How much does it cost to get rid of?

The price can vary depending on the size of area and the methodology the client requires. As with anything potential clients should obtain quotes from suitably qualified companies. Ensure the price is fair and the service is professional, the cheapest option may not always be the best. If you’re selling your property or developing land it’s a big decision that requires thought and we appreciate that. Ensure that the contractor supplies a proposal with detail outlining their proposed methods, Qualifications and membership of trade bodies. This should help you make an informed decision

If you have any questions of your own please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing info@invasiveweedmanagement.co of calling your closest regional office. We are more than happy to help

Who do you work with?

We work with a large range of clients from Major companies such as Bam Nuttal, Local authorities like Lancashire & Surrey councils to private homeowners.