Is your woodwork showing signs of woodworm infestation? Are there holes in the timber, powder around the holes and odd beetles emerging? Don’t panic as we are available to advise and help you with woodworm treatment in London at a moment’s notice!
Woodworm doesn’t only affect older properties and can cause damage to newly constructed properties too, so let us confirm if you think you’ve got an issue.
- Complete service: Our woodworm pest control service covers inspection, treatment and prevention.
- Same-day availability: We work weekdays as well as weekends and Bank Holidays for no extra charge, and we’ll offer a same-day service in the case of an emergency.
- Discreet treatments: The technician can come anywhere in London with a non-branded van so nobody will know about your pest problem.
- Rising damp surveys: Our service covers the accurate diagnosis of dry and wet rot.
- Certified experts: Our service is both quick and efficient and is carried out by fully vetted and reference-checked woodworm specialists.
- Eco-friendly treatments: We care for your health and will protect your home in a safe way.
- Discounts for multiple bookings: Choose bed bugs treatment, bird control or some of our other services along with your woodworm treatment and receive a great discount on the pest control price.
Request a quote
Facts about Woodworm
Woodworm use internal and external timber as their food source and home.
The larvae spend around 4 years eating the wood until they evolve into beetles and bite their way through the surface.
Woodworm create holes which are between 1mm to 1.5mm in diameter in your wooden furniture.
Woodworms are seasonal pests. They’re most active in period from May to October.
Woodworms don’t just anything, they have food preferences. The Deathwatch beetle would often munch on oak, chestnut and ash hardwood timbers. These types of infestations often coincide with fungal wood decay.
Adult Wood boring beetles can be often found in the windows and loft hatches, as they’re attracted to light.
Click Here to Learn More About Woodworm
Kinds and Appearance
Woodworms are not a separate pest species. The term is used as a specific description of the larvae of beetles which are often referred to as woodworms. The list includes Weevils, Common furniture beetles, Death watch beetles, Powder post beetles, Ambrosia beetles, House longhorn beetles and Wharf borers.
What Does A Woodworm Look Like?
Wood worm larvae, regardless of their species are not seen with the naked eye. They usually hatch into the timber. Once they’ve grown enough and completed their metamorphosis, they start biting their way out of the piece of wood they were born in.
How To Tell If You’ve Got Woodworm?
There are usually several signs by which you can tell if you have wood worm infestation in your property. What’s more, this way you’ll know if the wood worms are active.
- Bore dust: This is one of the indications one of the beetles has chosen a wooden element as its new home.
- Fresh holes in the timber: You will definitely see them, especially if they’re freshly bored.
- Dead adult beetles: They’re usually found around the timber their baby beetles infest.
- Live adults: there’s a chance you see living beetles in May and October.
- Eggs and larvae: Both are not easily spotted with the naked eye. Yet, you might accidentally spot them.
- Weak and damaged wood and flooring: Depending on the wood floors you got, the species may differ. Yet, the beetles can easily chew their way through your the floor boards, thus, make them weak and easily breakable.
- Collapsing wooden elements: Other parts of your home like wooden roof elements may get infested, weakened and crumble literally on your head.
Here is a more detailed guide which will show you how to identify a woodworm infestation.
What Causes Woodworm Infestations?
Wood borer beetles of any invasive species need dead wood to feed and lay their eggs in. They usually do this in nature, but they may invade your home or office if you leave the windows open during the warm days. You can also cause an infestation with bringing in already infested furniture. Once they’re in your property they will easily make themselves at home.
Do Woodworm Bite And Are They Dangerous?
Woodworms don’t pose a threat to people when it comes to biting. They pose a threat by eating through the wooden elements in your home or office, which weakens them and they eventually collapse.
Choose Us for Total Woodworm Eradication
Damp can be a major cause of woodworm infestation. After you identify the woodworm problem, we’ll ensure full woodworm eradication from enclosed spaces with a lack of ventilation which encourage the beetles to breed and lay their eggs.
We’ll use the most appropriate solution to remove the woodworm larvae with the minimum of fuss, and we’ll dispose of any waste in a responsible way. Timber will be treated to guarantee a woodworm-free environment with long-lasting effect.
Pest Sanitation and Disinfection
When you get rid of the woodworm in your home or commercial property in London, we recommend our sanitising services for all treated surfaces at affordable rates. Five days need to pass after the woodworm treatment to make sure the insecticides have worked. After that, a friendly team can visit your home to disinfect all rooms which have been treated by the pest control technician.Request a quote