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Young's Pest Control Treatment for Woodworm Removal
A woodworm infestation in a property can leave timber and wood structurally unstable. Therefore, is it wise to call the professionals in to deal with the problem? Here at Young's Pest Control, we will conduct an initial survey to investigate the cause of the infestation. This will help us decide which course of action is best for your commercial or private property. We offer bespoke Widnes woodworm treatment, woodworm treatment spray services and a woodworm treatment furniture service. Furthermore, we will offer advice on further prevention against a range of woodworm species.
Our surveyors have years of experience and will make sure your property returns to its normal working order.
We suggest that before an initial inspection that you check for tell-tale signs of an infestation. Wood that is rotting or is damp may indicate an immediate problem. Moreover, look for wood/timber that has become dislodged or broken and try and assess the cause.
Our wood treatment spray service and general Widnes woodworm treatment carry a 30-year guarantee. We ensure that our work is carried out professionally and thoughtfully; we understand that peace of mind is essential.
Woodworm Life Cycle, Behaviour and Reproduction
A woodworm goes through four life stages: egg, larvae, pupa and adulthood. Adults beetles (of many species) emerge from the wood when they are ready to reproduce. Females tend to lay their eggs in moist and humid places such as cracks in furniture, floorboards and timbers.
On hatching, larvae will immediately create tunnels within the structure of the timber making them almost impossible to see. Larvae will feed on the wood for a number of years before they move onto the next life stage.
As larvae metamorphose they drastically increase in size and begin to make their way towards the surface of the wood. As they do this, they begin to pupate and eventually break through as adults.
Beetles and Their Wood Choice
Different species of insects have a preference for wood. Some species like softwoods such as pine and spruce, whilst others prefer hardwoods such as ash and mahogany. No matter the species, they will leave signs that indicate an imminent infestation. Noticing these signs and identifying the culprit species will help you tackle the problem.
Signs of Woodworm
Woodworm leaves exit holes in timber and wood which are often circular/oval in shape. The holes will have serrated edges on them and will seem fresh and clean. Beside these holes will be remnants of bore dust, which will be discarded in lemon-shaped pellets. In addition, many species leave tunnelled routes through the timber or wood which they are eating. However, these 'galleries' are often hard to see and need a professional to identify them properly.
Weak and damaged floorboards are another sign that a woodworm infestation is at its height. You need to make sure that no furniture is poking through the floor or you don't actually fall through the floor yourself.
Dead beetles may be evident if they have not found a mate or when they have simply come to the end of their life cycle. If you do spot rotting carcasses, then do not hesitate to contact us.
If you require an immediate inspection, then you should ring our helpline and explain the extent of the problem. Our Widnes woodworm treatment spray, woodworm removal for furniture service and general treatment for woodworm expertise are exemplary. We will eradicate your infestation and make sure it is done in a professional manner.