Rentokil treats woodworm issues in properties of all ages and sizes. Our expert technicians are based across the country, ready to provide specialist treatments to control woodworm infestations.
Whichever type of beetle maybe involved, the principals in treating woodworm are the same. Once the species of beetle has been identified and the Rentokil surveyor has established that the infestation is 'active' and does actually require treatment, the extent of repair or timber replacement can be assessed. The next step is to confirm the extent of insecticidal treatment required for the remaining infected timbers.
All woodworm treatments are designed to disrupt at least one of the lifecycle stages of the beetles. Our treatments target the young larvae buried in the timber. With a lifecycle of at least 3 to 4 years there may still be some beetles that reach adulthood and emerge from the timber after treatment. This is known as 'post treatment emergence'. Any eggs that these beetles leave in cracks, crevices or old flight holes of the treated timbers will not survive, therefore breaking the woodworm lifecycle.
Rentokil technicians commonly use one of two specialist treatments to deal with woodworm problems:
The cost of treating woodworm will vary depending on a number of factors:
The only way an accurate price can be quoted is by a qualified surveyor carrying out a full survey.
Rentokil has worked in the field of remedial woodworm treatment for over 80 years. Our woodworm treatment is covered by a 30-year guarantee, which can be passed on to future owners of the property.
We can also offer insurance to cover untreated areas for timber and damp problems by taking out a Rentokil Insurance policy.
Contact Rentokil FREE on 0800 0121 437 for more information on woodworm or to arrange a woodworm survey.
Rentokil products offer effective woodworm killer solutions that can help to treat localised infestations of wood boring insects. These DIY products are suitable for use in treating small items of wood furniture within the home and wooden garden items.
However professional treatment will be required where there are severe and established woodworm infestations, especially if this is within the structural support timbers of a building.