For us, this is a great photo. It shows the damage that woodworm can do and how it can go unnoticed. Look at the myriad of tunnels that the woodworm have created over a couple of years, weakening the timber drastically, yet only one hole on the surface. Anyone could be forgiven into thinking that there wasnt much of an issue here looking at the top of the floorboards.
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There are a number of wood boring insects, or woodworm, that attack timber in properties in and around the UK, causing a need for immediate woodworm treatment, but here in the North East the most common are:
Common Furniture Beetle
Death Watch Beetle
Wood Boring Weevil
Lyctus Powderpost Beetle
Identification of which Woodworm (the generic term for wood boring beetles) is imperative as treatment can be different, and a mistake in identification could have serious repercussions later.
Generally, the beetle lays her eggs on the wood and once hatched, the larvae, or woodworm, bury into the wood and can stay in there for several years, weakening timber and causing severe structural problems.
The most common sign of woodworm are the round or oval shaped holes in the wood, anywhere from 1-4 mm across. The holes are sharp and clean looking.
Another sign of woodworm is the bore dust, or frass. This looks like fine sand or sawdust and is caused by the emerging woodworm beetles.
Woodworm can be a major problem if you are buying or selling a property. Exopest Ltd provide specialist woodworm treatment and timber treatment for both domestic and commercial customers. Operating throughout the north east, we offer immediate customer attention and pride ourselves on being reliable, friendly and professional.
Calling in a non-specialist company to quickly spray a generic "woodworm killer" around your property is the absolute last thing you should do.
Woodworm treatment needs to be done properly, and done properly by professionals, from preparation of the area, to the actual treatment of the timber itself.
Exopest Ltd are approved contractors for carrying out Insurance and emergency work.
The woodworm treatment insecticide we use is bought directly from Sovereign, universally regarded as the gold standard for all timber treatment in the UK. These specially formulated insecticides will seep deep into the timber and stay there, ensuring rapid eradication of any current woodworm infestation and stopping any future infestation occuring instantly.
Once you have contacted Exopest Ltd regarding woodworm treatment we will send out a timber treatment specialist to primarily identify exactly which insect is causing your problem and to what extent the damage is. Once identified, and a full inspection of the property has taken place we will give you a no-obligation itemised quote for treatment including labour, which Sovereign products we will be using, exactly what and where we will be treating as well as our Industry approved Guarantee.
Most woodworm treatment is completed within one day.
With certain other pests, attempting to treat yourself can sometimes be justified, but with regard to woodworm treatment and timber treatment in general, we strongly advise you getting ourselves or another professional timber treatment company in to treat your woodworm properly.
If you are in the Redcar / Middlesbrough / Whitby area and think you might have a woodworm or timber treatment problem? Feel free to ring 07792868487 for a chat.
Woodworm can cause severe structural damage if not treat correctly.