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Woodworm Specialists

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 woodworm treatments available to tackle the problem before it causes any serious issues.

Our fully qualified surveyors and trained technicians are ready to take your call, so if you think you have spotted the signs of woodworm in your home or business premisies do not hessitate to call us on 0800 65 22 678 or click the button below to fill in our online contact form.

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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.

You can find examples of the impact of woodworm on a property by visiting our woodworm damage web page.

How a woodworm infestation begins

Woodworm lifecycle 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.

For more informationon how to identify if you have a woodworm issue, visit our woodworm signs - how to identify the problem webpage.

 
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How to solve a woodworm problem

When it comes to resolving a woodworm issue, the first step is to establish the serverity of the 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.  

Once the extent of any woodworm infestation is known, an appropriate course of woodworm treatment can be recommended. Treating woodworm can be as simple as a chemical spray but it can also require the replacement of damaged structural timbers. Our surveyors will provide you with a detailed report explaining exaclty wht needs done to get your property back to full health along with a quote for any required works.  

Woodworm treatment

Want to know how to treat the problem? Check out our basic guide on woodworm treatments and solutions to eradicate a woodworm issue

Woodworm treatment

Have a pro take a look

Still unsure if you have a woodworm problem? Contract Wise Property Care for a no obligation woodworm survey.

About our woodworm surveys

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.

If you suspect your property may require woodworm treatment, call Wise Property Care today on 0800 65 22 678 or click the button below to request a property survey. 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.

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