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WOODWORM REMOVAL & TREATMENT

 Woodworm is a generic term to describe the larvae stage of a number of species of wood boring beetles, Woodworm is quite often an issue in buildings where they feed on the timber creating holes 1.5mm-2mm in diameter which in turn impacts the structural strength of affected timbers , larger holes on the surface of the timber are created as the adult beetle emerges from the depths of the wood to mate. There are a number of Woodworm types in the UK such as the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum), the Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium rufuvillosum), the Powderpost beetle (Lyctus brunneus) and the House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus). Left unchecked Woodworm can cause  massive structural damage to timber reducing its strength and load bearing capacity. This can affect Joists, Floorboards, Furniture and more.

WOODWORM - HOW TO SPOT THE SIGNS

  • Small Round Exit Holes (usually 1.5mm-2mm in diameter)
  • Fine Powdery Dust/Frass (fine sawdust like appearance)
  • Tunnels in the affected Timber (bored holes)
  • Crumbling Edges, Corners (often accompanied by exit holes)
  • Weakened Timbers/Weakened Floorboards

HOW WE TREAT - WOODWORM

The most important stage of Woodworm Treatment is fully ascertaining  the extent of damage and infestation , this is done by a thorough inspection as the holes bored into the Woodwork are very small and may be missed or attributed to other issue, also the type of Woodworm species infesting the timbers should be identified as particular Woodworm species require more extensive treatment than others. Once we have understood the species involved, whether the infestation is still active and which timbers have been affected/damaged, we can then recommend and perform the exact type of treatment  (if necessary)  required to fix Woodworm problems 


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