17th September 2016

Knotweed, Jeremy Vine and HSE laboratory

Well the treatment season is now entering the final stages and we are very happy that unlike the weeds we treat the business is growing well.

As many of you will have seen there has been a spike in publicity in regards to Japanese Knotweed in particular in recent weeks with Jeremy Vine , The mail and the dreaded Sun covering various stories about how to get rid of it.. Plant potatoes??! To people being unable to sell their property due to the presence of Japanese Knotweed.

We get the latter a lot, People about to sell their property only to discover that Japanese Knotweed has thrown the proverbial spanner in the works.

Fortunately, we have a solution to this problem in the guise of a treatment programme and insurance backed guarantee. We offer a 5 year IBG as standard in most jobs

We have also noticed a huge increase in the amount of enquires in relation to Buddleia aka Butterfly Bush.

This pretty bush can cause havoc to buildings and is a particular issue in London due to the proximity of houses and flat to rail networks.

It’s not uncommon for us to be crawling onto someone’s roof to treat this pesky problem & it seems to find the most unusual places to grow!

We were recently asked to attend a forum by the HSE laboratory on the practicalities of chemical legislation in the UK, feedback and propose better practice moving forward in the industry.

Along with other business owners from the shipping, retail & construction industries we discussed the challenges to our respective businesses as well as how we would like to see the industry move forward. So watch this space!!

The link to the Jeremy Vine feature is here  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07q1hqz

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