Woodworm beetle

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Woodworm

Woodworm is the name given to the larvae of many different species of wood-boring beetles. These little critters can afflict any property, old or new, by weakening timbers to the point that structural integrity becomes at risk.

Peter Cox have been fixing woodworm problems in homes and commercial premises since 1951. We offer professional treatments specially formulated to purge your property of woodworm infestations with the minimum of fuss. Best of all, our woodworm treatments carry a 20 year guarantee for complete peace of mind.

If you have a woodworm problem our qualified surveyors and highly trained technicians are ready to help. Get in touch with the woodworm experts today.

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How do you know if you have woodworm?

Identifying the signs of woodworm can be complicated as the vast majority of damage done to timber occurs during the woodworm larvae stage when they are buried, out of sight, deep in the timber. The  larvae can also reside inside the timber for up to five years before emerging from the wood to mate and repeat the woodworm life cycle all over again.

With this in mind there are some distinct signs and indicators that you can keep an eye out for in order to identify whether or not your home may be under attack from a woodworm infestation.

  • Small exit holes left behind after the emergence of adult woodworm beetles
  • Appearance of bore dust or ‘frass’ outside the exit holes.
  • Tunnels in the timber.
  • Cracked and weakened timber.
  • Live or dead beetles around the suspected infected area.

Woodworm treatment - how to get rid of woodworm

We are confident that we provide the best woodworm treatment service available. With decades of experience solving woodworm problems in properties across the UK, our woodworm treatment solutions have been rated and approved by trade bodies that govern our industry such as the Property Care Association, Which? Trusted Trader and more, giving you complete peace of mind that our woodworm treatment service is safe, fast and reliable.

Our full and comprehensive woodworm treatment service includes.

  • A survey by a local industry accredited surveyor to locate the infestation, determine whether it is active or not and identify accurately the species involved.
  • Once an active woodworm infestation has been positively identified we offer woodworm treatment solutions that can be used on either bare wood OR painted or varnished wood.
  • If  structurally necessary, infested timbers will be cut away and replaced, or economically repaired by skilled joiners using resin repair techniques.
  • Our treatments are backed by real and meaningful 20 year guarantees.

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Contact your local woodworm specialists

Peter Cox have been the market leaders in woodworm surveys and treatments since 1951.

If you suspect that there may be a woodworm infestation in your property then do not hesitate to give contact your local branch on 0800 633 5712 or contact us online by clicking the button below.