WHAT IS WOODWORM?
Woodworm is a generic term used to describe the larvae stage of wood boring beetles. The damage caused by the larvae eating their way through timber can lead to serious structural integrity problems in a property if left untreated.
Fortunately, the woodworm experts at Wise Property Care have a variety of woodworm treatments available to tackle the problem before it causes any serious issues.
To speak to a woodworm specialist, contact Wise Property Care today and we will organise for our local team to contact you. You can also continue to read this page for help and advice on identifying and treating woodworm.
HOW A WOODWORM INFESTATION BEGINS
Woodworm life cycle begins with the adult beetle that looks for somewhere to leave its eggs. This could be on a door or window frame, the end of a timber beam or timbers within an attic space. Here it will lay a clutch of eggs and once these eggs hatch the larvae will burrow its way into the wood where they can spend up to three years or more eating their way through the timber. When they transform into adult beetles they eat their way out of the wood to start the whole process again.
HOW TO IDENTIFY WOODWORM
Tell tale signs to identify woodworm include:
- Small round holes in your woodwork similar to the holes in a dart board.
- Fine, powdery dust around these holes (this is known as frass).
- Crumbly edges to boards and joists.
- Adult beetles emerging from the holes or present around the house.
- Even if you can’t see any holes, you might also find frass escaping from the back or underside of old furniture. Again this suggests active woodworm.
SIGNS OF WOODWORM
Do you think your property has a woodworm problem? Learn how to spot the signs of woodworm with our expert guide.
The Common Furniture Beetle is the most common cause of woodworm problems but other species exist too.
WHY IS WOODWORM A PROBLEM?
Despite the fact woodworm larvae are tiny pests, an active infestation can still leave a significant network of tunnels in structural timbers that will be enough to weaken them to a point that results in significant damage to a property.
Wise Property Care can treat woodworm problems before they cause significant damage to timber framed properties. If you believe your property has a woodworm infestation then click the links below to find out more about our woodworm treatment and woodworm survey offerings.
Want to know how to treat the problem? Check out our basic guide on woodworm treatments and solutions to eradicate a woodworm issue.
HOW TO SOLVE A WOODWORM PROBLEM
A professional woodworm survey from Wise Property Care will identify the full extent of any woodworm infestation in your property even within timbers that are not easily reached.
NEED A LITTLE MORE HELP REGARDING WOODWORM
At Wise Property Care, we are experts at identifying and treating woodworm problems that invariably lead to damaged timber. All of our woodworm treatments come with a 20 year property repair guarantee, giving you long-term peace of mind that your woodworm problems are over.
If you suspect your property may require woodworm treatment, call Wise Property Care today or complete the form below to woodworm survey.