Woodworm treatments company Oxted
If left untreated, a woodworm infestation can weaken any timber area in your home which can lead to expensive structural issues. The pest company provides woodworm treatment services that aim to remove woodworm from a property entirely.
With almost 20 years of experience, we have been providing friendly and efficient woodworm control services to domestic and commercial a customer that is woodworm treatments company Oxted. We are approved by all local authorities and have a whole host of references from past customers who were delighted by our honest advice and top quality service that is woodworm treatments company Oxted.
What is a woodworm infestation?
Woodworm refers to the larvae of any wood-boring beetle, rather than one particular species. In Oxted, the most common species found is the Common Furniture Beetle that is woodworm treatment company Oxted. A woodworm infestation can be one of the most damaging pest control problems for your property. If not dealt with in a timely manner it can even become a serious danger to the structural integrity of your wooden furniture and even your home.
There are various other signs which help you to know whether the woodworm infestation is ongoing or not. These include:
- One of the most obvious signs of woodworm is of course the tiny holes in the wood.
- Dampness – Woodworm need to get their water from the wood itself so if it is bone dry then it may be that the infestation will have now disappeared, whereas if it is damp at all then it is very probable that it is still an active infestation.
- Wood Boring Beetles – Something that not everyone knows is that “woodworm” is actually just the collective name for wood boring beetles while they are in their larval stage. If you find little wood boring beetles on your property, therefore that is a definite indication of an active infestation.
- Bore Dust – This is direct evidence of a current infestation. When the woodworm burrows through the wood it creates frass, little bits of dust from the wood. If you find little piles of it beneath the wood or around any holes in the wood then you can be sure that it is an active infestation.
Damage caused by Woodworm: Common Furniture Beetle, attacks softwood and the sapwood of European hardwoods. This is the most common woodworm species and is found throughout Basildon and causes structural weakening of timbers and tunneling along the grain of the wood can potentially cause extensive collapse. Powder post Beetle, causes damage to wide-pored hardwood with high starch content, such as ash, elm and oak. Older timbers don’t provide a suitable environment for this species. Tunnels along the grain and can cause severe damage, often infesting block or parquet flooring. The larvae tend to tunnel towards the centre of the timber, so that damage may be more extensive than is apparent from the exterior.
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