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Professional Huyton-With-Roby Woodworm Treatment
Woodworm can affect properties that contain wooden items, which is the case for most, if not all, homes in the UK. Once an infestation takes hold, it can spread to adjacent areas and cause extensive damage.
If you notice the signs of this type of woodworm infestation, you can stop the spread of it by calling Young’s Pest Control for Huyton-With-Roby woodworm treatment spray. Our expert woodworm inspectors will examine all aspects of an infestation and apply the appropriate treatment for woodworm removal at affordable prices using Huyton-With-Roby woodworm treatment furniture products.
The species found in the UK
The Common Furniture Beetle is the species responsible for the majority of cases in the UK as it can infect most types of wood used in the construction of houses. Other less common species include the Death Watch Beetle, House Longhorn beetle and Powder Post beetle, all of which have unique appearances and habits.
• The Death Watch beetle gets its name from its association with dying patients during medieval times; they make a tapping noise to attract mates, which was often heard by nurses watching over their patients. On average, they measure 6mm in length and have a reddish-brown body. They are mainly found in central and southern England.
• The House Longhorn beetle is relatively large, at between 8 and 25mm long, and is black in colour. They are mostly confined to the county of Surrey and the surrounding areas. The damage they cause can be more severe than the common type because they bore larger holes.
• The Powder Post beetle targets hardwoods that have larger pores to fit their eggs in. As its name suggests, this beetle will reduce an infested piece of wood to a fine powder.
Looking for an infestation
The first place to inspect in locating any woodworm is on windowsills, where you will often find dead beetles if an infestation is close-by. Should this be the case, any adjacent floorboards are likely to be infested and will show this in the form of exit holes and a weak structure.
If you find an infestation in one location, such as in floorboards, then other wooden items within reach of the beetles will likely be infested – the joists under woodworm-ridden floorboards are often affected.
It isn’t always the case, but damp timber is sometimes more susceptible to infestations because the larvae that bore into the wood require moisture to survive. This damp is, therefore, another thing to look out for in preventing and spotting an infestation.
A full inspection and Huyton-With-Roby woodworm treatment solutions
A woodworm infestation often doesn’t appear as bad as it usually is, as the main damage caused by larvae is under the surface. It’s only when a floorboard gives way that the need for treatment for woodworm removal becomes apparent. For this reason, if you notice any of the signs listed above, you should call Young’s Pest Control for a proactive Huyton-With-Roby woodworm treatment spray of your property by our experts.