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Services

All site surveys are carried out by qualified personnel with GIS training and followed up by a written report that contains the survey findings and a map of the infestation.

Our management plans are tailored to our individual client’s needs, taking into account the treatment objectives, cost, future use of the site, timeframe within which works must be completed, and the size and age of the infestation.

Should you wish to hire a sub-contractor to carry out the treatment work, we can produce the tender documents that specify exactly what works need to be carried out and when, according to our site-specific management plan.

Transporting an invasive species from one place to another without a license from the National Parks and Wildlife Service constitutes an offence under Irish Statute 477/2011, Article 49. We make it painless to be fully compliant by ensuring that we always hold the relevant licenses before commencing work, or applying for the license on your behalf if you wish to take care of disposal yourself.

We will monitor any treated and at risk areas for a specified period of time to investigate and treat any re-growth, ensuring that the infestation is properly managed, from beginning to end.

Our Site Supervisors will ensure that our recommended treatment programme is carried out correctly and in accordance with best-practice at all times. They will also ensure that the project remains compliant and all necessary biosecurity protocols are implemented and followed.

We can carry-out whatever chemical or mechanical control measures are the best-practice recommendations for your particular site. These include: site excavation, laying geotextile membranes, waterbody drainage, mechanical dredging, light-exclusion matting, aquatic weed harvesting, soil screening, herbicide spraying, stem injection, leaf wiping.

Following eradication of an invasive species infestation, there is typically a large patch of bare ground or bare substrate in a waterbody. These provide the perfect habitat for the invasion of unwanted weeds or the re-invasion of invasive species. To avoid this, careful after treatment management is required that takes into account the future use of the site. Our in-house ecologists will advise on the replanting programmes that are suitable for your needs and provide the best chance of success.

We offer half and full day training courses on how to identify the most common invasive species in Ireland and what to do take when you encounter them. Extremely useful for grounds-keeping/landscaping companies, construction companies, architects and public sector employees to be able to avoid increased clean-up costs associated with the unintended spreading of invasive species. Certificates of Attendance are provided to reassure clients that your staff have received the necessary training in this area.

If an Appropriate Assessment or Ecological Impact Statement is required for your plan or project, our suitably qualified in-house ecologists can carry out these surveys and reports for you.

For commercial diving, marine engineering, floating plant and equipment hire, please contact our sister company, Dive and Marine Contractors. Email info@diveandmarine.com or call 00 353 56 7801288.