Are spiders a new woodworm treatment?

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New research conducted at the University of Huddersfield has suggested that spiders could be a new form of woodworm treatment and that spiders could be a green alternative to current woodworm treatment processes.

Woodworm eaten by spiders

The study conducted at the University of Huddersfield by Charles Hippisley-Cox, suggests that spiders seek out the woodworm beetles and eat them before they are able to complete the woodworm lifecycle. It could be that spiders are the perfect excuse for not cleaning those old cobwebs away if you have a woodworm issue!

Spiders are our friends

As a natural predator of woodworm beetles, the new research has suggested that spiders will be able to speed the decline of woodworm colonies in a household. Next time you see a spider scurrying across the floor, it may be an idea to save it, befriend it and let it roam free rather than killing it or putting it outside!

Actual woodworm treatment and tips

Although the research has suggested spiders are a new woodworm treatment, it is not conclusive and you should always seek professional advice on the best treatment method.

If you have suspicions that you may have a woodworm infestation then it is important that you speak to experts to give you woodworm tips and offer you the correct woodworm treatment available.

Alternatively, if you want to speak to someone regarding your woodworm issues, call 0800 65 22 678, find your local branch or contact us with your question using our online contact form.