Pest Control: Woodworm
If you locate a woodworm issue then there may be a requirement to carry out a woodworm treatment. We carry out an initial survey for woodworm to identify the extent of the problem.
We can provide professional Woodworm treatments for timbers and structural beams to furniture and floorboards for both commercial and domestic properties that have located a problem with timbers.
What You Need to Know About Woodworm
Life Span. Wood boring beetles live only for a couple of weeks, the females live for between 10 and 14 days whereas their male counterparts only live between 3 and 4 days, but years as larvae in the timber. The purpose of the beetle is to lay the next batch of eggs to keep the cycle going.
Damaged Timber. Its the larvae that does all the damage to the timber. It literally chews its way through the wood.
Woodworm is a boring larvae of many species of beetle however the Common Furniture Beetle is the most popular kind of woodworm in the UK. Adult woodworm beetles like light, this is why adult beetles make their way to the surface of the wood.
The signs to look out for if you think you may have woodworm are in May and October, dead beetles can be found on windowsills near the attacked wood, they fly toward the light. Also frass or piles of fine wood dust found in heaps below the infested areas, but the most obvious sign is the small holes found in timbers. Be aware though as this could be old damage that has been treated.
We have carried out all manor of woodworm treatments from treasured furniture, loft spaces, garden furniture and garage roofs. We will need to get to the bare timbers to carry out the treatment so this may mean some movement of belongings or uncovering of timbers that are hidden away. The treatment is done by sprayer to give coverage and allow the solution to absorb into the wood. the building will need to be empty of people and animals to ensure a safe treatment.
If you suspect you have an infestation and would like a woodworm treatment to remove them then give Pest-Tech Ltd a call to book a survey. Contact Us
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