Dealing with woodworm can seem impossible for some property owners as the pests can quickly multiply and spread through a building. Looking out for the signs of woodworm is crucial if you want to save time and money, you can do this by following our experts tips and tricks to first identify when you have an infestation and ensure you take the right next steps.

For more information about our woodworm infestation services contact us on 01202 042814.

1 – Holes in wood aren’t a sign that the woodworm have left!

A common misconception is that a sign of woodworm leaving is the small holes they make. The small holes woodworm create is one of the most common identifiers of an infestation. In most cases, the small holes in wood means that the original woodworm may have left, but might have left behind its offspring. Find out whether you have an active woodworm infestation by calling us on 01202 042814.

2 – Establish what kind of woodworm infestation you have

Not all woodworm are the same, different types prefer attacking different types of wood. For example, the common furniture beetle prefers older furniture and loft timbers whereas the Death Watch beetle likes ash and oak furniture. The beetle you should look out for is the House Longhorn beetle as it can cause dangerous structural damage quite quickly.

3 – Taking precautions

The best way of preventing a woodworm infestation is to keep an eye out for damp in your home or business. Although damp doesn’t always cause woodworm, it definitely can attract and make woodworm thrive. Ensuring your home doesn’t have any signs of damp is the best prevention tactic. Find out more about how you can prevent a woodworm infestation by contacting our team on 01202 042814.

4 – You might need to throw away some furniture

Woodworm are generally found in the upper layer of wood, only in more extreme cases is it all infected. Depending on where the woodworm is located, either in furniture or loft timbers, our team of experts will do their best to salvage your possessions.

5 – You need professional pest control

With any pest infestation, the best possible solution to containing and removing it is with professional help from our pest control experts. We have 12 years of successful experience dealing with woodworm in both residential and commercial buildings. Our success is down to the team’s excellent customer service and dedication to ensuring the job is quickly and efficiently completed. Find out more today by contacting 01202 042814.

Would you like more information about our pest infestation services? Contact the team on 0800 1455762.

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