Bamboo has a large rhizome system. Firstly, there is the “running” bamboo which contains long rhizomes which causes the plant to spread. Running bamboo can spread into neighbouring properties which may lead to nasty disputes. The “running” bamboo can therefore be more problematic.
The second type of is “clumping” bamboo, which forms clusters of bamboo which grow from a small root system and is easier to manage and remove than the “running” bamboo.
Treating bamboo with herbicide is unlikely to fully kill off the plant. There are various other methods to 100% eradicate bamboo instantly.
Excavation is the most affordable and practical method of removal.