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Woodworm is a collective term used to describe wood-boring insects that lay their eggs in wood and timbers, and can cause serious damage to structural and decorative timber in your property or business. Their attacks are varied, dependant on the type of beetle and its lifespan, so accurate identification by a surveyor is key to ensuring the correct treatment.
Woodworm, if left can become a significant problem to your property, leading to structural issues. Woodworm larvae feed on the cellulose within the timber leaving a network of tunnels.
Woodworm attacks are varied, both in the type of timber which each species infest, and their life span in the larval stage. The larval stage can range from 10 months to 11 years. Because of this accurate identification by the surveyor is the first necessary step, as not all infestations need treatment.
Once a survey from one of our professional surveyors to locate the infestation has been conduced and the identify accurately the species involved, it's essential to determine whether it is active or not. Once an active woodworm infestation has been positively identified our treatment process for treating bare or treated wood can commence.