Timber Treatment


timber-infestationThe term ‘woodworm’ covers several types of wood boring beetles, some with wonderful names like Deathwatch Beetle and House Longhorn Beetle. But whatever they are called them , you want rid to them.

Adult beetles lay their eggs in cracks in wood, they may infest floorboards, furniture, wooden beams/joists and any other wooden objects.

Larvae hatch and burrow deep into the wood where they feed and in the process make a maze of tunnels over several years which causes structural weakness and even collapse!

If you think you have a woodworm infestation contact us on 0758 143 5189 or use online enquiry form for your free survey.

 All our treatments are fully guaranteed!


Tell Tale Signs of Woodworm

You may not realise that you have a woodworm problem until the resulting damage becomes visible, so early identification is key.

What Does a Woodworm Look Like?

There are four stages of woodworm life cycle

  1. Egg
  2. Larva
  3. Pupa
  4. Adult beetle

Adult beetles will lay their eggs in cracks in wooden objects, floorboards and timbers.

When larvae hatch they burrow through the timber, making it very unlikely they would be seen. Once inside your woodwork it will be their only food source. Safely inside the wood they continue to tunnel and feed for several years.Making the timber a perforated ,weak structure.

As the larvae mature and increase in size, they bore towards the surface and emerge as adult beetles.

Signs of Woodworm

  • Fresh exit holes in timber round or oval shaped. The the holes will appear clean and sharp.
  • Bore dust (Frass) caused by emerging adult beetles, usually visible below the infested timber. Often visable on mass under floor coverings.
  • Weak ,damaged floorboards , in some cases, a foot or chair leg going through the floor can be the first indication serious problem.
  • Crumbling wood – around corners or edges to roof joists or floorboards.
  • Dead beetles ,usually found near the infested timber
  • Adult beetles emerge from timbers between May and October.
  • Eggs can be difficult to spot
  • Woodworm larvae – usually a cream/white colour and curved in shape.

What to do next?

As previously mentioned If left untreated woodworm can seriously weaken timber , this may result in structural failure of timbers and possible collapse!

Our professional, experienced surveyors will carry out a thorough inspection to assess the extent of any problem and the type infestation involved, and whether it is active or not They will also check for associated problems such as Wet/Dry rot or Damp and if any timbers need replacing etc. They will then recommend any appropriate treatment for your consideration.
rotten-roof-1If you think you have a woodworm Infestation  contact us on 0758 143 5189 or use online enquiry form for your free survey.
All our treatments are fully guaranteed!