Timber Treatment London
Woodworm and Timber Treatment
The word "woodworm" refers to the larval stage of a variety of wood-boring insect species that multiply and grow in wood.
The mature beetle deposits its eggs on the wood's surface's fissures and cracks. The eggs hatch into hungry larvae which bore into the wood and feed on the cellulose of wood for many continuous years after which they travel to the surface of the wood by creating chambers and form pupa and turn into adult beetles and wood-boring insects that tunnel to exit the wood.
This life cycle continues unless it is found and eradicated. Deterioration and a loss of strength are caused by woodworm within the wood. Holes and tunnels make the timber weaken and decay.
The most common woodworms are the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum) and Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum).
Tell tale signs to identify woodworm infestation include:
- Small round holes in the woodwork
- Fine powdery dust around these holes known as frass
- Crumbly edges to boards and joints
- Adult beetles emerging from the holes or present around the house
- Dead beetles
- Egg and creamy-white coloured woodworm larvae
- Tunnels and chambers often hard to see
- Woodworm infestation can be identified into type and class only by the professionals as varied woodworms like varied timber to feed upon and grow.
What to do if you think you have woodworm
London Damp Specialists Ltd are experts in all areas of diagnosing woodworm and administering the best timber treatment. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements and let us visit your property or business to analyse the problem and come up with a suitable timber treatment. Call our experienced team today on 020 7458 4864.
How we treat woodworm
Woodworm infestation can be easily rectified by an expert team.
Our most recent methods make it simple and quick to determine whether an infestation exists. The medications we carry for the preservation and killing of woodworms help to protect all the healthy woodwork of the household and other buildings.
If a woodworm has been discovered, we will most likely recommend that all timber in your property be treated against woodworm and all types of wood-boring insects.
Although the treatment and removal of woodworm is possible with the use of a variety of different solutions, at London Damp Specialists we always use the highest grade and the most effective water-based insecticide treatments to kill the woodworm and insects damaging your home.
One big advantage of using water-based insecticides is that the home occupants can re-enter the treated property just a few hours after spraying the treatment.
By immediately applying the woodworm solution to the wood, any woodworms or their eggs that are within or close to the treated wood's surface are eliminated. It will take about one hour for all of the spray to absorb into the timber. Depending on the cycle of the woodworm's life this can be a while after the treatment has been applied.
All woodworm treatments carried out by London Damp Specialists are guaranteed for 30 years giving you complete peace of mind that the treatment is effective.
For advice call our experienced team today on 020 7458 4864.
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