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Protecting Your Property with Romiley Woodworm Treatment

How do I tell if I have a woodworm infestation?

The telltale signs of woodworm are lots of tiny, round holes up and down any wooden structure like furniture, staircases, beams and roof trusses.

Woodborer, Oligomerus brunneus, extreme close-uptingSometimes these holes are old and a Romiley woodworm treatment spray has already been applied, so if you are looking at the wood that has been around for a long time, you might not need to worry. For an active infestation, look for sawdust around the holes or on surfaces directly below. If you’re not sure whether or not you have an active woodworm infestation, then call in an expert and let them check it for you, because if left untreated, a lot of expensive damage can occur.

What happens if I don't treat woodworm?

Woodworm can live inside wooden structures for between two and five years, and the whole time they are eating their way slowly through the timber. If there are a number of these insects present, then the wood could become weak and crumble. Replacing the timber could be expensive and difficult to carry out.

What is woodworm?

Woodworm larvaeWoodworm is actually the larvae stage of a beetle’s life cycle. The beetle lays her eggs in gaps in wood which has a good level of moisture present, so newer wood is often chosen as older wood tends to be drier. As soon as the eggs hatch, the larvae burrow deep into the timber. They chew their way along inside until they are ready to pupate, which they do just below the surface of the structure. As soon as they have changed into a mature beetle, they bite their way out of the wood and exit, leaving a flight hole which can finally be seen as evidence that an infestation is going on. At the beetle stage, the insects are looking to mate and lay eggs, and if they can, they will do this without travelling far. The beetle stage is quite short, there are only a few weeks before they die, so a re-infestation of the same piece of timber is very possible.

What can I do to get rid of woodworm?

A professional company, such as Young’s Pest Control, will be able to identify the extent of an infestation, and the correct procedure to follow. If a Romiley woodworm treatment spray is needed, then Young’s will be able to carry this out in a discreet and clean way to make sure the job is done thoroughly.

The species of woodworm needs to be identified so the right Romiley woodworm removal treatment is used.

Young’s can help with roof structures, outbuildings and apply Romiley woodworm treatment your furniture will benefit from. An appointment can be made for a time that is suitable for you, and we make sure children and pets are safe too.

Call us for advice on Romiley woodworm removal treatment for furniture or structural and we’ll be happy to help. Trust Young's to carry out a thorough treatment for woodworm for your domestic or commercial needs.