Woodworm treatment throughout North Wales
Woodworm is the collective name for wood-boring insects that infest timber. The most common wood-boring insect is the common furniture beetle which attacks both hardwood and softwood. The presence of woodworm damage is often not a clear indication that remedial treatment is necessary. Without treatment, woodworm can cause significant structural damage to the property. Therefore correct identification of the type of infestation is important prior to embarking on costly remedial work.
Tell-tale signs of woodworm include:
- Small round holes in your woodwork
- Fine, powdery dust around these holes
- Crumbly edges on wooden boards and joists
- Presence of adult beetles around the house
- Weak and damaged flooring in extreme cases
Here at Dampshield, we offer a range of specialist woodworm remedial treatments to properties of all ages and sizes. We start by identifying the species of wood-boring insect present in your property, checking if the infestation is still active. We will then treat the woodworm infestation using insecticide. Where the damage is severe, we will remove the affected timber and replace it with chemically treated timber. We will also carry out chemical treatment on surrounding timbers to prevent re-infestation.
The chemicals we use in all our woodworm treatments are safe, effective and environmentally friendly.
The common types of woodworm in UK:
- Common furniture beetle
- Death watch beetle
- House longhorn beetle
- Powderpost beetle
- Wood-boring weevil
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