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Do you have woodworm damage in your property?

Protecting your home from further damage caused by woodworm is crucial for maintaining its integrity and value. With proactive woodworm treatment and control services, you can safeguard your property and enjoy long-term peace of mind. At BEEKIND Pest Control, we specialise in delivering reliable and effective solutions that are guaranteed to eliminate woodworm infestations and restore the affected areas.

Our team of skilled professionals will conduct a thorough inspection to identify the extent of the problem and develop a tailored treatment plan. By addressing the issue promptly, we prevent the woodworm from spreading and causing further harm to your home’s wooden structures. With our expertise in woodworm treatment & control, we ensure that any damaged wood is inspected for integrity and we will advise if it requires replacing. We have a rule of thumb that if the beam of wood has more than 25% damage caused by woodworm then we may need to consider its structural properties and advise the next course of action. Don’t wait until the problem worsens get in touch with us today and take the necessary steps to protect your home from the damaging effects of woodworm.

What is woodworm and what is causing the holes?

Woodworm, also known as wood-boring beetles, have the potential to cause extensive damage to the wooden structures within your home. These minuscule pests have a remarkable ability to burrow into wood, leaving behind a trail of small holes and intricate tunnels. At BEEKIND Pest Control, we understand the urgency of addressing this issue, as woodworm infestations can compromise the integrity of your precious wooden belongings. Trust our expertise to effectively eliminate these pests and safeguard your cherished wooden structures.

Eggs are laid on sapwood, the soft part of the wood and, once hatched they begin to burrow deep into the core of the beam. Common furniture larvae (or woodworm) can stay in the beams for up to 5 years and death watch beetle larvae can stay in the beams for up to 10 years.

Common furniture beetles make 2mm diameter holes and deathwatch make up to 4mm diameter holes. Deathwatch beetles are on the decline as they tend to go for oak wood. As oak wood is hardly used in the building industry anymore due to costs, and with old beams being protected with varnish or wood preserve, it means the death watch beetle eggs cannot break past this hardened surface, so the population is diminishing. It is good news for homeowners at least!

 

How do you know if you have woodworm?

A telltale sign of woodworm is the holes from boring which you will be able to see in untreated wood. Holes in the wood may be from a previous infestation and not a current one. For a current infestation, you may also find piles of a substance called frass, which is chewed and discarded wood dust excreted from the adult beetles. You can also keep track of the holes and see if new ones are appearing.

Can woodworm go away on its own?

If the area is properly ventilated and the wood dried then there is a chance that the woodworm may just go away. However, this is risky as visual woodworm damage can’t be fixed, and if you are already noticing the signs of woodworm this already points to an infestation which if left untreated in beams can compromise the structural integrity of your home.

How does woodworm spread?

Woodworm can easily spread around homes with a large amount of untreated wood. When the woodworm reaches maturity as a beetle this bettle can leave the wood they were born in and find a new piece of wood and start a new infestation there.

So, if you’re in need of effective and reliable woodworm treatment & control services, look no further than BEEKIND Pest Control.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a pest-free future. We look forward to serving you and helping you reclaim your space from unwanted pests.