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Reclaim your Home with Our Altrincham Woodworm Treatment

A woodworm infestation is a problem that can strike a home at any time. Woodworm is actually wood-boring beetles, and if left unattended, they can be one of the most destructive and costly pests to invade your home.

Signs of an Infestation

There are some obvious signs that could indicate an infestation of woodworm. Noticing small holes within the wood is possible evidence of woodworm. Other telltale signs to include fine dust located around these holes, as well as crumbly and brittle edges to wooden boards and joists.

Adult beetles may also be present around the house or emerging from any holes within the wood. Sometimes, holes may not be present but the fine powdery dust is. This could also suggest your home has been infected and professional help should be pursued as soon as possible to eliminate this threat.

The Silent Destroyer

Often, the problem isn't even noticeable until some considerable damage has already occurred. It's the larvae that actually causes the most damage where it burrows deep into the timber to feed and grow into adult beetles where they then leave the wood and lay yet more eggs. Therefore, the eggs and larvae can go unnoticed for a number of years, slowly ebbing away at wood, as well as considerably weakening timber in the process.

Obviously, the longer you ignore the problem of woodworm, the more it will cost to repair the damage caused by them. As soon as you think you have a woodworm infestation, that is the time to take action and request the help and knowledge to begin an Altrincham woodworm treatment.

Woodborer, Oligomerus brunneus, extreme close-uptingThere are several species that afflicts homes in the United Kingdom.

  • Common Furniture Beetle
  • Deathwatch Beetle
  • House Longhorn Beetle
  • Powderpost Beetle

Each species has a preference for the type and kind of timber, and some species are more common than others. But they all love to feast on your wood and should be dealt with promptly.

Altrincham Woodworm Treatment – Furniture Spray

Woodworm doesn't strike just old homes, any modern property is just as much at risk to an infestation. All and any wooden product can be afflicted from floorboards to doors, skirting boards and furniture, and will require a professional to safely use Altrincham woodworm removal furniture spray to terminate the pest.

The Altrincham woodworm treatment spray used to eradicate this pest contains many toxins that are damaging to human health. Therefore, such activities should be performed by the hands of trained professionals only.

Damage Caused by Woodworm

Worm holesOverall, the amount of damage that can be caused by woodworm does depend on the species and the type of wood infected. Weakened and structurally impaired timber has to be removed and replaced and other infected wood would have to undergo treatment for woodworm removal. Of course, the exact method used will be determined depending on the species which has affected the wood or furniture.

Employing the skills of Young's Pest Control could help you identify the extent of the infestation and eradicate the pest thoroughly. Our team will use specialist Altrincham woodworm treatment spray to help protect any wood from further infection.