Woodworm Treatments Liverpool
You may not realise that you have a woodworm situation until the resulting damage becomes visible, so early identification and effective woodworm treatments Liverpool are vital before they trigger more damage.
Different wood boring pests favor different kinds of woods, which will help you to establish what sort of woodworm is causing your problems. Some prefer softwoods like pine, spruce and cedar whilst some like hardwoods such as oak, ash, sweet chestnut and mahogany. Regardless of the species, all of them will leave a number of signs, if you have an active woodworm infestation.
You can find more information on woodworm on the BPCA Website here.
Dealing with a Woodworm Infestation
If if left untreated woodworm can severely weaken timber – this might lead to structural failure of timbers.
Our specialist, experienced surveyors will carry out a complete inspection to guage the extent of any problem and the type of woodworm involved. They’ll also determine whether the infestation is active, check for related problems such as wood rot or damp and if any timbers need replacing. Based on this detailed evaluation they can then recommend the appropriate woodworm treatments Liverpool.
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Our woodworm treatments carry a 30 year guarantee.
Signs of Woodworm
- Fresh exit holes in timber – round or oval shaped with sharp edges, the holes will be clean and fresh.
- Tunnels in the wood – often known as ‘galleries’ which are often difficult to see.
- Bore dust – (often known as frass) caused by emerging adult beetles, usually visible below the infested timber.
- Weakened and impaired floor boards – in extreme scenarios, a foot or chair leg going through the floors can indicate a more serious problem.
- Crumbling wood – around corners or edges to roof joists or floor boards.
- Deceased beetles – typically found near the infested timber or around nearby windowsills.
- Adult beetles – emerge from timbers between May and October.
- Eggs – these differ in size dependant upon the beetle, but all are hard to see with the human eye.
- Woodworm larvae – usually a creamy-white colour and curved in shape.
If you believe you may have a problem with woodworm contact Abbey builders today for specialist woodworm treatments Liverpool today.
What Does a Woodworm Look Like?
There are four stages of woodworm growth
- Adult beetle
Adult beetles will lay their eggs in crevices and cracks in wooden objects, floorboards and timbers.
When larvae hatch they promptly burrow through the timber, making it most unlikely they will be seen. They’ll be hungry and your woodwork will be their only food source. Safely inside the wood they continue to tunnel and feed for several years. As the larvae mature and increase in size, they bore towards the wood surface area to pupate and emerge as adult beetles.