Woodworm Removal

If you think that you have damaged timbers, caused by a wood boring pest insect, it may not look of much concern, but looks can be deceiving. It is what is going on beneath the surface that is of worry. The little holes in the wood, will tell us that certain additional damage has been caused beneath the timbers surface. If the woodworm has got into the timbers that support the house, well, you know what that may mean.

“Woodworm” is the collective name given to a range of wood boring beetles in their larval stage. This “label” is accurate in so far as it tells you which stage of the pest insect is doing the harm, the larval stage… as these beetles usually only live a matter of days or weeks in their adult form, while they can spend up to about six years in their larval stage (when they look like a lot like a worm). The little holes in wood which are visible are actually exit holes, evidence of the fully grown beetle finally emerging from the wood. There are many types of wood boring beetle, two of the more common ones being the Common Furniture Beetle and The Death Watch Beetle. Each species will attack different sorts of wood, and the ideal woodworm treatment will depend on what kind of woodworm it is. We will be able to identify the species from the size and shape of the exit hole, or from the beetle itself. The best woodworm treatment options will depend on the size and location of the infestation. The pest insect infestation may still be active. It could be old evidence of a past problem. Only by carrying out a site survey can we tell. The survey will give us the information we require, to then know what we would suggest is carried out next.

Preventing Woodworm

Of course it is much better to avoid an infestation in the first place. In this regard, it is helpful to know that woodworm are generally attracted to damp or moist wood. Therefore making sure that the humidity in your home is low is a good step to avoiding woodworm

If you do get a woodworm infestation, then please feel free to give us a call or contact us via email and we will be able to advise you on the best course of woodworm treatment for your situation. We can also then tell you about the guarantees we offer with our treatments. To arrange your free woodworm inspection simply call our team on 01323 769317 or 07522576443 for a quick response.