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Don't Get The Spray Out... Call The Experts for Newton-Le-Willows Woodworm Treatment

If you are thinking of blitzing your household furniture and fittings with Newton-Le-Willows woodworm treatment spray, the chances are your woodworm infestation is already beyond help. When visible signs are present, these elusive pests have most likely been burrowing through your property for months. Not only are you shutting the door after the horse has bolted, but you're also applying an essential spray to a woodworm infestation, a generic term to describe any number of different wood burrowing pests. There's no guarantee the Newton-Le-Willows woodworm treatment spray will work.

About Woodworm

Woodworm larvaeWoodworm is attracted into the house or office by the presence of wood. If you use Newton-Le-Willows woodworm removal furniture products, this lessens the risk, but they may still come in and make their way into beams, furniture, bed frames and similar. Beetles and similar woodworm will hide inside wood for several months, only coming out during the summer to mate and leave their larvae to hatch. Because of their habits, you may never even see the root of your woodworm infestation; you'll just be left with the symptoms. The most prominent woodworm species in the UK are the Deathwatch Beetle, the House Longhorn Beetle, and the Powderdust Beetle. All require different treatments depending on the species.

Symptoms of Woodworm

Newton-Le-Willows woodworm treatment is based around prevention wherever possible, but if you have an infestation, the symptoms will soon present themselves. They include:

  • Frass (this substance looks like sawdust and is generally by the exit holes that the woodworm have made)
  • Weakened and split wood
  • Dead beetles/woodworm around furniture and the house

What Can Be Done

Woodborer, Oligomerus brunneus, extreme close-uptingIf you keep furniture in the house after the infestation has become apparent, steps still need to be taken to establish what has happened and how much damage the woodworm has caused. Young's Pest Control has many years of experience in pest control, including Newton-Le-Willows woodworm treatment. Our friendly, trained staff will assess the woodworm species, whether the infestation is still active, and the best course of therapy to deal with the infestation. Many DIY home methods will involve spraying the affected furniture; this is, more often than not, a waste of time, as the infestation may have long moved on, or the treatment is ineffective for that specific breed of pest. This is why it is essential to call an expert company that can also provide preventative advice on the infestation and advice on what appears to have been damaged.

Dangers of Not Doing Anything

Apart from the inconvenience of having live woodworm in your home or office, structural damage is a genuine and frightening possibility, especially in older homes with a 'wood heavy' structure. Ineffective treatment may kill woodworm, but the larvae may well still hatch. At Young's, we'll ensure an all-encompassing treatment that'll remove the woodworm and their larvae, meaning that all past, present and future pests are gone.