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Japanese Knotweed specialists since 2002

Founded by Mike Clough, Japanese Knotweed Solutions Limited (JKSL) is the UK’s longest established and most experienced Japanese knotweed removal company.

Japanese knotweed is one of the most invasive plant species in the UK and causes extensive damage to buildings and property. We work with numerous leading construction companies, local authorities, and residential developers, to survey and remove Japanese knotweed infestations, across various locations nationwide. Each scenario requires custom-designed strategies to completely remove the Japanese knotweed and is only ever carried out by one of our Knotweed eradication specialists.

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What Is Japanese Knotweed

Japanese knotweed, or Reynoutria japonica, is a fast-growing, invasive plant species native to East Asia. It was introduced to Europe and North America during the 19th century as an ornamental plant and for erosion control.

Japanese knotweed is an invasive weed and is known for its bamboo-like appearance with hollow stems and large, green, spade-shaped leaves. It produces clusters of small, white flowers in late summer and early autumn. However, it is it’s growth habits that cause concern.

Japanese knotweed spreads aggressively through its extensive root system, or rhizomes, which can spread up to 7 meters horizontally and 3 meters deep. This rapid and robust plant growth, can cause damage to building structures, pavements, and drainage systems. It can also outcompete native plants, leading to a decrease in biodiversity. This is why its imperative you use a Japanese knotweed Specialist to identify and remove your knotweed problem.

Identify your weed

Take a snapshot of the suspected Japanese knotweed and share it with us. We’ll carefully analyse the image, examining the distinct features and characteristics that define this invasive plant.

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Due to its destructive nature and the difficulty of fully eradicating it, Japanese knotweed is classified as an invasive species in several countries, including the UK and the US. It is illegal to allow this plant to spread in the UK as per the Wildlife and Countryside act, and management and removal must be carried out by Japanese Knotweed Specialists to ensure the plant is fully eradicated and does not return.

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What to expect from JKSL

The first step is for one of our Japanese knotweed specialists to come out to your site to establish the extent of the problem via a knotweed survey, before creating a full management plan to eradicate the Japanese knotweed problem. Based on environmental considerations we will choose what we believe the most effective treatment is to completely remove the Japanese knotweed infestation and to help ensure it doesn’t return in the future.

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We Work All Across The UK

Japanese knotweed is an invasive non-native plant that is found all across the UK due to its rapid spread since its introduction. The map below shows our projects across the UK, having worked on a range of sites to eradicate and control Knotweed.

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Our Knotweed Guarantee

Japanese knotweed treatment can be difficult and should be carried out by Japanese knotweed specialists, which is why all our treatments, can be fully insured for 10 years, giving peace of mind that the removal treatments we perform are completed safely and to the highest standards. We also have a comprehensive Japanese knotweed aftercare package we employ after every removal treatment, offering a full end-to-end service.

We can handle the entire process for you, from initial identification to full site review, implementing treatment methods and ensuring the incineration and/or removal of all Japanese knotweed traces from your site.

We’ve even been involved with the creation of a new MeshTech removal method which sets the standard for eradicating Japanese knotweed in a way that minimises environmental damage to the surrounding wildlife.

We believe that the removal of Japanese knotweed should only be done once and done right, so be wary of cheaper imitations.

“We have employed Japanese Knotweed Solutions on a number of sites in the Knowsley area. They have an excellent understanding of our requirements and they liaise with us in a professional yet informal way. Japanese Knotweed Solutions have also provided valuable training to a number of our staff and our partnership agency staff…”

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Japanese Knotweed Removal

JKSL has spent over 20 years raising awareness about the dangers of this invasive species, as well as offering an innovative and highly effective range of treatments, for removing Japanese knotweed.

100% Success Rate

We operate around the country from our base in the northwest of England, providing a tailored removal service to hundreds of different clients. We can confidently guarantee a 100% removal success rate in both domestic and commercial settings, with our Japanese knotweed experts able to deal with both small and large-scale industrial sites as required.

With our in-depth knowledge and research into getting rid of Japanese knotweed in the most environmentally conscious and lasting manner, we’re widely recognised as Japanese knotweed specialists, a level of expertise that has led to our work being highlighted by many media outlets including the BBC.

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With our in-depth knowledge and research into getting rid of Japanese knotweed in the most environmentally conscious and lasting manner, we’re widely recognised as Japanese knotweed removal specialists, a level of expertise that has led to our work being highlighted by many media outlets including the BBC.

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Japanese knotweed Specialists Availability

Our response team is available 7 days a week, a move designed to allow us to cater to your Japanese knotweed identification and removal questions and requirements as rapidly as possible.

As Japanese knotweed removal specialists, we are fully industry-accredited, providing a range of highly competitive pricing packages, coupled with the aforementioned 100% success rate guarantee and insurance-backed warranty options of up to 10 years. This combination means that you can have full confidence and real peace of mind that when you’re using JKSL, your Japanese knotweed problem can be gone for good.

We went into this business because we saw the damage that was being caused around the country by Japanese knotweed’s unchecked spread. We wanted to be a Japanese knotweed specialist and removal contractor who offered a full understanding of the best ways to treat Japanese knotweed so that we could offer the exact solution that each site needed. We offer an unrivalled combination of services and we’re confident that we’ll be the ideal fit for anyone in need of reliable Japanese knotweed removal.

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If want to know more about how our Japanese knotweed Solutions can help you with your identification, treatment and/or removal needs, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff team are happy to speak to you in more detail about our specific services and how JKSL can best help you.

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Our Accreditations

As we have been since 2002, we have built an extensive library of industry accreditations and certifications. This helps to ensure both our level of expertise and also to provide reassurance in our implementation and professional approach to Japanese knotweed treatment.

As well as the The Property Care Association (PCA) accreditation (which is a trade association to promote high standards of professionalism and expertise within the property care sector). We are also Amenity Assured and are part of the BASIS professional register and hold several ISO certifications.

Click the link below to see our full list of our industry accreditations.

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JK Connect

JK Connect is Japanese Knotweed Solutions’ proprietary system for managing the thousands of visits that we carry out each year, holding up-to-the-minute site data, providing alerts and other information to clients about our visits and collating and sending out our site inspection reports.

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