Do you have a problem with Japanese Knotweed?
If you have a development site where Japanese Knotweed is present we can help you with advice, management plans and eradication.
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:
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
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.
We work primarily on commercial sites are happy to advise you on your invasive weed problem whether you want to completely eradicate knotweed from your site or manage it over the long-term.
Qualifications and insurances
JPR is a fully CHAS accredited business and has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification. We have worked on a range of sites including construction, 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.
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.