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Woodworm Treatment

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Woodworm Treatment

Rentokil Property Care have developed woodworm treatments that effectively eliminate pest issues in properties of all ages and sizes. Our surveyors and technicians are among the most experienced and qualified in the business. Best of all our treatments are fully backed up with our 30 year guarantee.

If you suspect your property has a woodworm problem then please do not hesitate to contact our professional team today. We can have one of our local surveyors out to see you soon and start the process of eliminating woodworm from your property.

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How To Treat Woodworm

Treating woodworm can be difficult, especially when it comes to finding the most suitable treatment procedure for your property. This is why we offer three specialist woodworm treatments that deal with woodworm within any property

    • Water based woodworm treatment - This highly effective and odourless solution is sprayed into the timber and will remain in the layers of timber and woodworm flight holes to prevent any future infestations. This solution also allows you to re-enter the treated area a short time after the treatment is completed.
    • Fogging treatment - Rentokil's unique fogging systems are often used to treat under flooring and floorboards. By lifting one length of floorboard for access, this treatment allows carpets and furniture to be left indoors during the treatment. Treated rooms can be back in use within a few hours of woodworm treatment.
    • Fumigation treatment - ProFume is a specialist fumigation treatment which is exclusive to Rentokil in the UK. The fumigation process is mainly used for our commercial premises and will effectively treat woodworm with no damage to property. Learn more »

Common Furniture Beetle

What Types of Woodworm Do Rentokil Treat?

There are four main woodworm beetles that cause problems in UK properties. The woodworm experts at Rentokil Property Care offer treatment for them all. We provide treatment for the following

  • Common Furniture beetle
  • Deathwatch beetle
  • House Longhorn beetle
  • Powder Post beetle

You can find out more about specific woodworm species on our woodworm beetle species page.

Woodworm Treatment Survey Process

Our experienced and highly qualified surveyors will carry out a thorough inspection of your property in order to determine the best course of treatment for your property.  Rentokil woodworm surveys are conducted by expert surveyors which is why you can be sure our woodworm treatment surveys are as detailed as possible.

Our Survey Process

    1. Initial Assessment - A phone call from your local surveyor will allow you the opportunity to outline all issues you believe you have.

    2. Arranging a Survey - If our surveyor believes you could have an infestation they will arrange a time & date best suited for you.

    3. Property Visit - Your surveyor will accompany you to the property where they will conduct a survey informing you of any issues found.

    4. Final Report - A written report will sent to you by post or e-mail to you outlining the issues identified and giving you the cost of repairs.

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Do I Need Woodworm Treatment?

Woodworm can lead to serious property problems if it infests structural timber. Because of this, we would reccomend professional woodworm treatment if anys signs of woodworm are found in the following:

  • Joists
  • Roof beams or rafters
  • Floorboards
  • Load-bearing timber
  • Other structural timbers

Any potential damage caused by woodworm will depend on the species, the size of the infestation, and the type of timber infested. All these variables can be assesed by a trained and qualified professional when you book a woodworm survey with Rentokil Property Care.

How can I Prevent Woodworm?

Woodworm beetles love moist timber. Woodworm larvae causes damage by eating its way through your timber and the higher the moisture content of the timber, the easier it is for the larvae to thrive. This means the key action you can take to prevent woodworm is improving the relative humidity in your property and treating any damp problems that will affect timber.

You can also avoid bringing woodworm into your house by checking any second hand, vintage or antique furniture purchases for signs of woodworm. This also applies to any reclaimed that has been repurposed as furniture or as a decorative fixture.

Can I Treat Woodworm Myself?

Hardware stores, and even supermarkets, do sell over-the-counter woodworm killers - even Rentokil branded ones - and these are absolutely fine if you are treating something like a sideboard or a chair and you follow the application instructions carefully.

However, if you want to treat woodworm in structural timbers, or even decorative timbers that are attached to the walls of your home, then we would reccomend professional treatment. A qualified surveyor will be able to identify the true extent of your woodworm problem and provide reccomednations for the correct treatment programme. Also, the chemicals used in professional woodworm treatment come with COSHH regulations that must be adhered to and our technicians have all the protective gear required for undertaking a serious woodworm treatment. 

Failing to treat woodworm in strutural timbers correctly will only lead to more damage and higher repair costs in the future.

Contact our Woodworm Treatment Professionals

Rentokil Property Care offers woodworm treatment for domestic and commercial premises - No property is too big or too small!

To book a survey with a qualified expert from your local branch click the button below to book a survey online or call us today on 0800 0121 437 to arrange a survey.

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