Wood Worm

Wood Worm Treatment

 

What is wood worm infestation?

Wood worm infestation is a result of wood boring insects feeding on the timbers within the property. There are many species of woodworm, the most common is a common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum). Wood worm can severely damage the timbers leaving a trail of destruction behind them. The tunnels and bore holes left by the wood worm will weaken the timber this will have an impact on the structure of the building.

 

Where woodworm can be found in a building.

Under the right conditions wood worm can be found in skirting boards, floor boards, architraves and in roof timbers. The right humidity and inadequate ventilation are associated with wood worm infestation. Severe infestations can totally destroy furniture and structural timbers.

 

These are other wood boring insects.

  • Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum hutton/Euophryum confine)
  • House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)
  • Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
  • Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus brunneus)

 

How can wood worm/timber infestations be treated?

If wood worm is found within a property the affected areas need to be treated with an insecticide chemical, this is generally applied via a spraying process to all the affected timbers. With timber treatments a 20 year guarantee is issued. For more details, please get in touch with us today.

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