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Professional Bollington Woodworm Treatment

One of the most destructive domestic pests in Britain is the woodworm. Significant damage is caused by woodworm to the structural integrity of buildings and the aesthetics of household furniture. If left untreated, a woodworm infestation will cause ongoing destruction in a building that could be expensive to repair. To avoid long-term damage, professional pest control services should be contacted to perform Bollington woodworm treatment spray as soon as possible.

Whether the framework of a building or the furniture within has woodworm, professional treatment for woodworm resolves the problem. Bollington woodworm treatment furniture spray saves wooden amenities from further destruction.

Signs of woodworm

Woodworm larvaeTwo prominent signs of woodworm activity are the emergence of tiny holes in the wood, between 1-2 mm in diameter, and fine wood dust in the vicinity. Sometimes old timbers have signs of past woodworm activity. The appearance of new holes and the incremental accumulation of wood powder indicate present woodworm activity.

The telltale signs of woodworm in a building should not be ignored, and professional Bollington woodworm removal treatment should not be postponed.


Contrary to the name, woodworm is not worms at all but the larva of several species of wood-boring beetles. These insects have a four-stage, or holometabolous, lifecycle, and the larval and pupal stages occur within the wood they feed on. Once the imaginal, or adult, beetles emerge from the timber, the females must mate with males to lay viable eggs. Once the eggs hatch, the larva bore into the wood, going through a series of growth phases or instars.

To get rid of woodworm, they need to be dealt with in all four stages of the holometabolous lifecycle. Bollington woodworm treatment spray is effective at controlling wood-boring beetles, whatever their stage of development.

British species

Woodborer, Oligomerus brunneus, extreme close-uptingOne of the most prominent holometabolous, wood-boring beetles involved in British woodworm infestation is Xestobium rufovillosum or the Deathwatch beetle. The adults of this species are famous for the knocking noises they make during mating rituals. The powder post beetles are not one but several wood-boring beetles named for their ability to reduce wood to powder.

The type of woodworm found in a building depends on the variety of timber available and its decomposition state.

How does a woodworm get into a building?

A common route of entry into buildings for woodworm is on untreated timber brought in from the wild, such as firewood foraged from a forest floor. However, a few species prefer decomposing wood, so rotting wood carries a particularly high risk of woodworm infestation. In addition, the adult beetles can fly so that they might find their way inside via opened doors and windows, a particular risk faced by those living near woodland.

Once wood-boring beetles get inside a building, professional Bollington woodworm treatment spray will get rid of them. Chairs, tables, chests of drawers and any other wooden objects can be treated with Bollington woodworm removal furniture spray.