Sports and Leisure facilities or the land surrounding them can be important wildlife havens promoting biodiversity in otherwise highly maintained areas. If neglected, these areas can become vulnerable to invasive species which out compete the desirable native flora and in some cases become a health hazard.
Many members of this ever increasing rogue’s gallery are now infamous, Japanese Knotweed (Fallopia japonica) and Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) but new species such as Himalayan Balsam (Impatiens glandulifera) and Rhododendron(Rhododendron ponticum) are also causing problems throughout the country.
Aquatic environments, because of their sensitive nature are vulnerable to new aquatic invasive species which have been carelessly discarded by the public. Australian Swamp Stonecrop (Crassula helmsii), Parrots Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) and Floating Pennywort (Hydrocotyle ranunculoides) are just three on the UK Environment Agency hit list.
LanGuard VM are experienced in dealing with invasive species in many situations including sensitive environments and have specially trained operators who are licensed for working in or near water.