Problems with Knotweed in South West England?

The rich mining and industrial heritage in the South West of England, coupled with our many beautiful, exotically planted estates, mild climate and passion for gardening mean that Japanese knotweed has become a common sight across the region since its introduction in the 1820s.  Knotweed can now be found in gardens, on roadsides, along river banks, railway embankments and in agricultural and former industrial land in all but the remotest of spots.  Reports of Japanese knotweed are most common in built-up areas such as Redruth, Camborne, Truro, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Plymouth, Exeter, Torquay, Bridgwater, Bath and Bristol.  However we also get frequent calls from clients on the edges of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor where knotweed is also prevalent. 

If left untreated Japanese knotweed can damage homes, lead to expensive structural repairs, spread to neighbouring properties and create complicated legal issues. It can even cause home values to plummet and make them difficult to sell. We have successfully helped hundreds of homeowners across the region overcome problems that Japanese knotweed has caused on their properties.

Sucessfully Dealing with Knotweed

To properly get rid of Japanese knotweed, you need to call in the experts.

With specialist firms like Environet, you know you will be in safe hands. We’ve spent many years perfecting the best methods of killing off Japanese knotweed for good, so you can be sure you’re getting the very best in Japanese knotweed eradication services. 

When you call in Environet as a contractor for Japanese knotweed eradication, you're getting work that's fully guaranteed. Because our Japanese knotweed removal techniques are so effective, our guarantees are underwritten at Lloyd’s, a market-leading insurer. This can cover customers against regrowth for up to 10 years. The standard policy has a maximum limit of liability of £100,000 — very few Japanese knotweed removal firms are able to provide such an insurance backed guarantee.

Our Japanese knotweed treatment plans are based on a number of approaches and are tailored to your specific site requirements, budget and timescales.  Methods range from using powerful herbicide treatments that control an infestation over a number of growing seasons to a full dig-out of an infested site where we ensure there's nothing left to start growing again. Our Resi-Dig-Out™ method is an eco-friendly technique of Japanese knotweed removal as it doesn't disturb the surrounding areas.  It allows us to sift the affected soil, removing only the problem plant and returning the soil to its original location. Find out more about our removal methods here.

Our South West Team

Emily Grant Senior Regional Manager for Environet knotweed removal in South West England

If you're are looking for the best in Japanese knotweed eradication in South West England, Environet is the answer. Our dedicated, highly experienced team based in Plymouth have what it takes to make all your ​Japanese knotweed removal problems disappear — and stay that way. As a company we are able to provide our customers the benefits that only larger, specialist companies can offer, whilst maintaining a personalised, local feel to our service.

Our Regional Director Emily Grant has lived in the South West for over a decade and knows the region like the back of her hand. Emily has a wealth of residential and commercial experience and has successfully helped hundreds of Westcountry homeowners and developers tackle this invasive and destructive plant.

Contact our friendly team today and you could soon be saying “sayonara” to all your Japanese knotweed problems in the Westcountry.

What our South West Customers Say About Us

"Excellent service from Environet, they covered every aspect of the works with diligence and professionalism and went the extra mile when needed"

Tim Lewis, Design Coordinator - Kier Living South West


"Your service has been very friendly, professional and efficient. I was very pleased with each step of the process and have no complaints whatsoever"

Robert Anstice, Homeowner - Somerset


"After contacting several companies about Japanese knotweed removal, and having my time well and truly wasted, I finally spoke to, in my opinion, the best company in the UK, Environet". Homeowner - Devon


Dealing with them is like a breath of fresh air, they are reassuring, professional, and offer great value for money."

Anonymous, Home Owner - North Devon


"I'd like to also just convey how impressed we've all been with the service and work of your team - we'd have no hesitation in using you again (even though I hope the situation never arises...!), nor in recommending you to anyone else."

Anonymous, Developer - Devon


The map below demonstrates examples of where we have seen Japanese knotweed in the South West over the last 20 years.  Why not search for where you live?

Japanese knotweed in South West England