WOODWORM TREATMENT

Woodworm infestation is the term used to describe any beetle that attacks timber, the devastation caused by woodworm can’t be underestimated. It is important to determine the common causes of woodworm infestations and take steps to counter them. Woodworms are typically attracted to damp environments.

This means that the presence of leaks and even improper insulation can cause the sort of decay in wood that will attract woodworm, with the possible addition of mould and mildew complicating things even more.

All of these factors will ultimately influence the type of treatment carried out. For this reason our Surveyor will visit to investigate the affected areas. Based on their experienced analysis, we will then select the most appropriate treatment such as insecticide, fungal decay eradication, traditional or resin repair. We will then send you a clear report with a plan showing which areas require treatment and how we propose to solve the problem in the most effective manner.

Treatment of the Powderpost and Common Furniture Beetle is straightforward and usually spraying  all surfaces of the affected timber with an appropriate treatment, such as Triton, is sufficient. This resolution is highly effective and causes the minimum of inconvenience and disturbance for our clients.

However, for other types of woodworm common to the UK, including the infamous Deathwatch (pictured left) and House Longhorn Beetle, it is usually necessary for structurally-weakened timber to be removed and replaced with pre-treated timber.

Should it be required, our timber treatment service is also able to include all associated trade services, including specialist renovation plastering and joinery work, etc.