A quick follow on to John’s blog on Japanese Knotweed anti-social behaviour orders. There’s been quite a lot of chatter within social media regarding the government bringing in ASBOS’s for failure to control the spread of Japanese Knotweed and other invasive species such as Giant Hogweed and Himalayan Balsam.
Besides the rather large fines that can be issued ranging from £2500 – £20,000. The species can also have an adverse impact on the valuation of a property with some mortgage lenders refusing to lend.
Tests are currently being conducted with Aphalara itadori of the Psyllid genus, a jumping plant louse that feeds solely on Japanese Knotweed, but until they have been proven successful contacting a specialist is the best way forward. They’ll assess the situation, produce a remediation plan and implement the removal.
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