Japanese Knotweed Removal
Knotweed Control Services We Offer
We offer Knotweed Control and Removal Services in Dublin and throughout Ireland. Knotweed as an invasive species must be managed by experienced professional experts. For a tailored quote or for more information contact 0851699 592 or email
Japanese Knotweed causing problems around Ireland.
Japanese Knotweed invasive plant species are spreading and causing problems in our local rivers and streams, in gardens, and roadsides and also on construction/development sites.
As Irelands leading Japanese Knotweed removal experts, we specialize in the management and control of knotweed plant species.
From general help and advice to understanding the damage that Japanese Knotweed plants can do. Our website is here to guide you through your Knotweed problem. We can advise and offer the Japanese knotweed removal and treatment solutions available to control the issue.
When considering the control or eradication of an invasive plant species in a defined area, a number of issues have to be taken into consideration.
On all of our site's we strictly follow industry guidelines and can draw up a ten point management plan. These plans help ensure complience with relevant pieces of Irish and European legislation/directives as well as best practice in the eradication & control of invasive plant species.
In 2012 the European Directive 2009/128/EC was transposed into Irish law. The main reason for this Directive is to promote a more sustainable use of pesticides in both the farming and the amenity/landscaping sectors. One of the requirements in this Directive is to prepare a National Action Plan (NAP) for the sustainable use of pesticides.
Knotweedcontrol.ie follow the principles set out in this directive for example: Good Plant Protection Practice” (GPPP) which outline
basic principles of appropriate PPP use, and requirements for the keeping of records, along with proper storage of pesticides.
For more information on Pesticide Regulations in Ireland see:
How we can help you
Japanese Knotweed is a very tough plant and it is widely understood to be difficult to eradicate.
Knotweed Control Ireland are increasingly being asked to remove this plant from properties where others have failed.
Our technical expertise build up over the years working with this plant gives us a greater knowledge and understanding that home-owners, landscapers and builders just don`t have.
Do not take risks with Japanese Knotweed
Call us to arrange a site survey.
The Knotweed Code of Practice - EA, 2013
On the subject of On-site Bio-security.
On many sites unfortunately site hygiene regarding Knotweed bio-security is not taken seriously.
If a site is not being properly supervised Knotweed Control Ireland with our experience can bring the site back in compliance with the Knotweed Code of Practice while keeping costs down to a minimum.
Note: Although the EA, Knotweed Code of Practice has been discontinued many experts in the industry still follow most of the relevant guidelines within this document.
Our services cover Dublin & Leinster counties
The use of herbicide is often the most efficient and cost effective Japanese knotweed treatment option.
Used alone or as part of a combined Japanese Knotweed removal method, our “three way Japanese knotweed herbicide treatment system” allows the herbicide to reach both the tall Japanese knotweed foliage as well as the rhizome/root system that can grow up to several meters under ground.
The main issue is whether or not the Japanese knotweed is near a water source. If this is the case, other non-residual removal options have to be applied these are recommended by Best Practice Guidelines. Depending on the size of the infestation It does however, typically need 3 to 5 applications before becoming effective. By organising a Japanese knotweed survey, a surveyor can inspect your property and advise the best Japanese knotweed removal method.
What is an Invasive Species?
To be classed as invasive, a species must pass through a number of transitions. First, it must be embedded in a pathway and survive many forms of transit, where a pathway is a human-mediated process that facilitates the movement of species from one region to another. When it arrives in a region beyond its native range due to direct or indirect human intervention, it is referred to as introduced. Species that are not able to uphold self-sustaining populations, but that are occasionally found beyond cultivation, are often termed casual species. And, if a species survives, escapes, and begins reproducing without direct human intervention it is referred to as established.
Finally, we say a species is invasive if it spreads widely and causes measurable environmental, economic, or human health impacts.
Environmental vectors are components, such as air, water or soil, through which contaminants or pollutants, which have the potential to cause harm, can be transported so that they come into contact with human beings.
For example Soil or spoil/rubble that has pieces of Japanese Knotweed stems and roots mixed within it.
The law concerning Japanese Knotweed in Ireland
SECTION 49 PLACES A ‘PROHIBITION ON INTRODUCTION AND DISPERSAL OF CERTAIN SPECIES’ WHILE SECTION 50 IMPOSES A ‘PROHIBITION ON DEALING IN AND KEEPING CERTAIN SPECIES’
There are 35 plant species listed in the third schedule (Part 1) to these regulations, while a number of animals are listed separately in (Part 2).
Schedule three (Part 3) also specifies a prohibition on the movement of vector material with specific reference to “soil or spoil taken from sites infested with Japanese knotweed.
Knotweed Control Ireland was the first company in Ireland to offer clients a complete Knotweed eradication/control service, covering the inclusive range of Best Practice methods from Herbicide Application, Bunding, Root Barrier Installation, Soil Screening & Burial on/off site.