Giant hogweed – Danger! Now growing near you.

Tuesday 24th April 2018

The recent warmer weather has encouraged the Giant hogweed to start growing. It is not yet in flower, but it soon will be in the South of the country. This deadly plant can burn you, causing permanent scarring, blindness, death and can even cause mutations in a foetus.

Giant hogweed is not a joke or a late April fool. It is real and out there. We treat this plant – large and small infestations up and down the country. There are large infestations all over the country and we treat this weed all over England and Wales. We see it in people’s gardens, on river banks and in schools. Unbelievably we’ve found Giant hogweed in toddlers play areas in schools.

The treatment period for Giant hogweed is very limited and it starts now and end by late July. We have a window of perhaps 12 weeks to kill this year’s giant hogweed before seeds are set and millions of seeds are scattered across the soil, being spread by streams, rivers and on vehicle tracks.

So why is it that we hear so little (comparatively) about this weed? In the last few years, we’ve heard some stories, when children have received burns by playing in and amongst the Giant hogweed. We’ve heard less about the adults who’ve tried chopping it down (which is a very bad idea indeed) and the treatment that they’ve needed at their local hospital.

This is a weed where you need the professionals. We can provide suitable eradication programmes for all types of properties or situations.

With staff covering all of England & Wales, speak to the professional company about your Giant hogweed problems, contact us on 01327 703129 or 01962 886060 or email us on enquiries@jkweed.co.uk or sharon@jkweed.co.uk