Japanese Knotweed

Do you have a problem with Japanese Knotweed?

Perhaps you have a development site where Japanese Knotweed is present or maybe you are trying to sell a house with Japanese Knotweed in the garden.

  • A surveyor surveying Japanese Knotweed in a private garden
  • A Japanese Knotweed stem being measured
  • Japanese Knotweed close up of leaves
  • Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica
  • Giant Knotweed
  • Japanese Knotweed growing out of a wall
You need a professional company to manage your problem!

Whatever your invasive species problem, we can help to develop the most cost-effective methods of control and management.

Why choose JPR Environmental?

We are specialists in utilising the correct solution to control or eradicate invasive species.

We can:

  • Identify Japanese Knotweed and give you initial guidance on what to do next – this can normally be achieved by sending photos by email
  • Provide Japanese Knotweed and invasive species surveys
  • Develop a plan for control or eradication
  • Carry out the following works:
    Spraying with herbicide followed by ongoing maintenance
    Excavation and stockpile on site
    Excavation and burial on site
    Excavation and removal to landfill
  • Organise insurance-backed guarantees
  • Process Environment Agency licensing applications
  • Produce soil and controlled waste management plans

We specialise in working in and around water and environmentally sensitive areas. We also provide services for other invasive species including Himalayan Balsam, Giant Hogweed and Rhododendron ponticum.

What’s next?

We are happy to identify your plant infestation and offer initial advice for free. Simply take some photos of your plants and email us along with your location and an estimate of the total area affected. Please also outline your aims. For example, do you want to completely eradicate knotweed from your site, are you looking for long-term management or are you looking to sell a property where knotweed has been found?

Download our free Japanese_Knotweed_Information_Sheet for more information and advice.

Qualifications and insurances

JPR is a member of the Property Care Association, is a fully CHAS accredited business and has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. We have worked on a range of sites including construction, domestic, forestry plantations and nature reserves.

Our staff will ensure all elements of each project are handled efficiently from start to finish.  Staff undertaking control work will have the appropriate NPTC spraying certificates and survey staff will have undergone the Property Care Association survey course.

Control is provided in accordance with the Environment Agency’s Knotweed Code of Practice ensuring only professional and legal methods are used. Our operations are backed by warranty and our public liability and professional indemnity insurances.

“Call us on 01453 822584 or email us – we will be happy to discuss your situation and offer advice on the next steps to take.”
Close up of Japanese Knotweed Fallopia japonica

Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) growing in summer

Why is Japanese Knotweed such a problem?

Japanese Knotweed is widely recognised as one of the most prolific species to be introduced into the UK and as such, requires specialist methods to control it. These methods include a range of options from herbicide application to root-proof membranes and excavation.

It can take a number of years to fully eradicate and any soil involved with Japanese Knotweed is classed as controlled waste and if moved, must be done so under tight controls to avoid spreading the problem to other sites.

People who do not manage Japanese Knotweed on their properties can face prosecution.