Peace of mind can only be delivered by professionals when a woodworm infestation takes hold of your timber.
- Has your property recently suffered from a woodworm infestation? Are you confident that these unwanted guests have been eradicated or could some still roam deep in the timber?
- Do you suspect an infestation now? Is the woodworm in one timber or several? How large is the woodworm issue?
- Would you use professional woodworm specialists from an accredited firm like Thames Valley Timber Treatment or choose an over the counter DIY product?
- Have you investigated the implications for health and safety, insurance and the premises structural integrity at any stage during your woodworm removal considerations?
- Woodworm is a generic term for wood boring beetles. Is the problem caused by Carpet Beetles, Deathwatch Beetles or maybe bed bugs?
- Perhaps the issue is timber rot, wet or dry, and the beetles are a false clue?
Partial eradication with DIY solutions means time and money is wasted. Speak to experts instead.
Don’t take risks
You may have considered DIY methods as a cost saving initiative to resolve the issue, but it is more probable that this approach merely allowed the infestation to remain and grow.
There are health and safety risks associated with timber treatment and it is a common error to treat woodworm in every timber, just in case. This is unwise and should be avoided.
It’s a misconception that woodworm migrate between timbers and pieces of furniture. If they have food and safety in the timber they’re in, there is no need to travel as they develop.
Ignoring the issue won’t help. Unlike other pests, woodworm don’t die out or hibernate in winter.
They enjoy moisture in timber and will flourish in variable temperatures. Woodworm often appear in the autumn as dampness increases. They eat the natural cellulose content in wood to survive so for as long as there is a food source, the problem will continue and escalate.
Trust professional opinions, not hunches
Woodworm hatch near timber, burrow in to it and live as larvae and pupa for 2-5 years before leaving the timber as an adult in beetle form. If you can’t be sure that signs of woodworm are from a previous incident or that your problem has been effectively dealt with, you need a professional survey, evaluation and timber treatment plan.
Signs of woodworm activity tend to look fresh even when they’re from historic infestations; the untrained eye can easily be mistaken.
Woodworm and timber treatment are tasks which should be left to trained, qualified and renowned operatives to maximise safety, service delivery and cost effectiveness.
There’s a small possibility that the timber treatment from a previous woodworm infestation is still under guarantee; it is helpful for experts to know about this prior to the initiation of professional measures.
When you call in woodworm and timber treatment professionals with access to tools which are not available to the public you will secure peace of mind, with a 20-30 years guarantee, efficiently and to the satisfaction of the authorities and insurance providers.