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Early identification of woodworm is the key to stopping them before they cause more harm to your property.
Round or oval shaped with sharp edges, the holes will appear clean and fresh.
Tunnels in wood, also known as galleries are the result of woodworm boring through the infected timber, these are often hard to see.
Bore dust, also known as frass, is caused by emerging adult beetles. This is usually visible below the infested timber.
In extreme cases, a foot or chair leg going through the floor can indicate a more serious infestation.
Crumbling wood can be found around corners or edges of roof joists or floorboards.
Dead beetles can be found near the infested timber or around nearby windowsills.
These vary in size depending on the species of beetle, but all are difficult to spot with the naked eye.
Woodworm Larvae are usually a creamy-white colour and curved in shape.
Adult beetles emerge from timbers between May and October.
There are four stages of woodworm development, these are:
Our professional surveyors will carry out a thorough inspection to assess the type of woodworm involved and any issues they are causing. They will also determine if the infestation is active, check for associated problems such as wood rot or damp and if any timbers need replacing.
Based on this detailed evaluation they will then recommend any appropriate woodworm treatment. These woodworm treatments all carry a 30 year guarantee making sure the issue doesn't return anytime soon.