Invasive Weed Control
Invasive weeds have become a major problem in recent years and new regulations are now enforce to govern the control of many of these species. The damage caused by the rhizomes of these weeds can have devastating effects and it is paramount they are controlled and irradiated in a professional manner as required by law.
R & D Spray Services can provide a full advisory service on all aspects of invasive weeds through to the treatment and eradication. We have the capability to treat small individual plants through to large infestations. In sensitive areas where accuracy is paramount R & D Spray services can use stem injection to control individual plants.
Common invasive species we treat:
- Japanese Knotweed | Fast growing and rhizomes can seriously damage infrastructure.
- Giant Hogweed | Extremely invasive and when touched the sap causes serious burns.
- Ragwort | Poisonous to grazing stock and humans.
- Himalayan Balsam | Spreads very fast by seed dispersion inhibiting biodiversity.
Other species classified as invasive: Buddleia, Rhododendron and Mares Tail.
R & D Spray Services currently carry out a programmed approach to control invasive weeds for many Scottish Local Authorities.
Here's what others say...
Midlothian Council has found R & D Spray Services a reliable contractor. The spraying of all of Midlothian has always been undertaken timously, normally within a ten day period. The contractor has required little supervision and has promptly responded to and dealt with complaints. Standards of weed control on site have been good and therefore complaints from the public have been minimal.