Woodworm Treatment Milton Keynes, Bletchley & Newport Pagnell
Milton Keynes Woodworm prevention and removal. Woodworm is found in many Residential and Commercial buildings; the Woodworm beetles use wood as a food source.
There are several species, including Furniture Beetles, House Longhorn Beetles and Powder Post Beetles. Most of the damage is caused by offspring of the Common Furniture Beetle.
Different species of Woodworm like different types of wood. Some prefer Hardwoods such as Oak, Ash and Mahogany, where others prefer softwoods such as Pine, Spruce and Cedar. All beetles prefer wood that is damp as it's easier to chew.
Where Can You Find Woodworm
- Roof Timbers
- Painted Wooden Surfaces
- Joinery and structural Timbers
- Decorative Woodwork
- Musical Instruments
Signs Of The Presence Of Woodworm
- Tunnels in the wood – You can find tunnels in the timber where Woodworm larvae have eaten.
- Exit holes – Holes can be found all year round, but they will worsen from May to October. These will be 1-2 mm in diameter.
- Crumbly damaged edges found on wooden boards and joists.
- Dust – Woodworm beetles will leave dust when they leave the timber.
- Weak or damaged floorboards – This happens if you have a nasty infestation.
- Live adult beetles – You will tend to see these when the adults are looking to mate.
- Dead beetles – Now and then, an adult beetle can't escape a property so that they will die.
- Woodworm larvae – Also known as wood grub, are a creamy off white colour, but you are unlikely to see them as they stay hidden, munching away at the wood until fully grown.
Woodworm can cause a severe amount of Structural Damage and could also pose Health Risks.
Woodworm Control Methods
- Insecticidal Fumigation using Sulfuryl Fluoride.
- Woodworm Heat Treatment is where you heat the problem area over a long, so the insects, larvae, and eggs are killed inside the wood, but the wood's moisture is not drawn out.
- Treat Woodworm with a brush or spray application of a Permethrin based treatment on all wood affected by Woodworm. To be on the safe side, make sure you treat any other wood sources near the infestation to protect against future outbreaks. Don't forget to re-paint and re-varnish treated surfaces after they are dry.
- Inject Woodworm treatment spray into exit holes that have been left or drill into the holes and fill them with a timber gel or paste treatment.
- Freezing. This can only be done on furniture infested with Woodworm.
Prevention Of Future Woodworm Damage and Infestation
- Seal all wood and furniture in your home with varnish.
- Keep your house heated and well ventilated.
- Keep all your wood dry.
- Buy right, quality hardwood furniture.
- Remove any infected wood and timbers from your home.
- Use fly traps to catch and contain Woodworm.
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