We bought a home with small yard, and bamboo which borders the property lines. I love the bamboo as it add privacy between homes, but I am noticing that it is starting to grow where it was not intended to. We have shoots coming up from all over the place.

I don't want to destroy the entire bamboo forest, as I like the privacy that it does add, but I want to get rid of the stragglers.

Is it just a simple matter of cutting down the stray shoots, or if I start cutting, will it make it grow more faster? Any suggestions on how to handle those few shoots here and there? I can see that it could become a major issue if I don't deal with it now.