For us at Exopest Ltd, the North east's premier woodworm treatment company, this is a great photo. It shows the damage that woodworm, or wood boring beetle, can do and how it can go unnoticed. Look at the myriad of tunnels that these woodworm have created over just a couple of years, weakening the timber drastically, yet there is only one hole on the surface. Anyone could be forgiven into thinking that there wasnt much of an issue here just looking at the top of the floorboards.
Woodworm treatment for North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and all of Teesside.
There are a number of wood boring insects, or woodworm, that attack timber in properties in and around the UK.
Exopest Ltd place them into three different categories
Category A insects usually require insecticidal treatment.
For category B insects treatment may be necessary, if only to treat any associated wood rot. And category C insects do not usually require any insecticidal treatment whatsoever. It may be a case of simply removing the source of dampness and drying out any sound timber.
Up here in the North East the most common Category A insects are:
Common Furniture Beetle
Death Watch Beetle
Lyctus Powderpost Beetle
There are other Category A insects that can cause severe structural damage, such as the house longhorn beetle, but as yet Exopest Ltd have yet to find any infestations in the north.
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 or you may not actually need treatment at all.
Geographically, different areas have different woodworm problems. Old historical towns like Yarm, Whitby and the older parts of Stockton on Tees have a higher ratio of woodworm such as Deathwatch Beetle, but the newer towns are predominantly Common Furniture Beetle.
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 are the areas only Sovereign approved contractors specifically for timber treatment, providing specialist woodworm treatment and timber treatment for both domestic and commercial customers. Operating for woodworm treatment throughout Teesside and North Yorkshire, from Middlesbrough, Stockton on Tees and Yarm, through Redcar down to Whitby and Scarborough and York, 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.
Being Sovereign approved contractors Exopest Ltd can carry out all timber work and can give a Sovereign Guarantee for work done.
The HSE approved woodworm formula we use is 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 comprehensively the 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 woodworm treatment insecticides we will be using, exactly what and where we will be treating as well as our Industry approved Guarantee.
Most small and standard woodworm jobs are completed within two days or three days , large jobs can take several days. It doesnt matter at Exopest Ltd, we have treat single beams and single rooms to large churches, and everything inbetween.
No job is too large and no job is too small.
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 Exopest Ltd in or another professional timber treatment company in to treat your woodworm properly.
If you are in the Teesside or North Yorkshire area and think you might have a woodworm or DRY ROT problem please pick up the phone to ring Exopest Ltd on 07792868487 for a no-obligation chat. When it comes to woodworm we truly believe there is nobody better in the area.
WOODWORM CAN CAUSE SEVERE STRUCTURAL DAMAGE IF NOT TREATED CORRECTLY
"Exopest Ltd follow the CRRU code of conduct, are members of the NPTA, RSPH and are on the Prompt Register for pest control excellence, which means your visiting technician will be both highly qualified and committed to keeping their skills and knowledge up to date"
Alan Gill mbpr amrsph - Director
8 Laurel Park, Loftus
Redcar and Cleveland