If the infestation is really quite severe, we use penetrative pastes or gel. Most importantly, the infestation causes some of the timbers used in the house to lose their structural strength and integrity. This makes them really quite unsafe, which is why we completely replace such timbers.
*WOODWORM TREATMENT NORWICH, NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK.
Woodworm can spread quickly and cause structural and cosmetic damage if it isn’t treated quickly.
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What is Woodworm And Timber Infestation?
Woodworm is the generic term referring to a variety of species of wood-boring insects. The insects lay their eggs on wood, and their larvae bore through the timber, weakening and damaging the structure. The larvae then pupate before they become adult beetles, then flying off to lay eggs on other timber.
It is these adult boring insects that leave the tell-tale flight holes and dust – mainly the first signs of a woodworm problem. A common wood-boring insect infesting timbers in buildings in the U.K is the Common Furniture Beetle . The adult beetle is around 3mm long and dull brown in colour.
The flight holes are circular and approximately 2mm in diameter. Early identification of woodworm infestation means that treatment with insecticide will bring the life cycle to an end. It also prevents re-infestation. Any heavily infested and unsound timber will require to be replaced with new treated timber.
Other Woodworm beetles found in the U.K include: Death Watch beetle, House Longhorn Beetle, Wood-Boring Weevil, Bark Borer Woodworm,
False Powder-Post Beetle and as seen below the Common Furniture Beetle.
Dry Rot and Wet Rot Treatments.
Dry rot and wet rot infestations are really quite severe and there is often no choice but to replace the affected timber completely. Our technicians identify the source of the dampness and get it eliminated. Our technicians would then strip the adjoining plaster work, treat the mycelium that grows through the masonry and then have the masonry chemically sterilized.
If you want to speak to someone regarding treatment for woodworm or dry rot and Wet rot contact us today on 07538 785288
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