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WOODWORM EXTERMINATION

If the timber at your property has been infected by woodworm, you can speak with the experts at Advanced Preservation Specialists Ltd.

Woodworm treatment

The most common beetle that infects timber is the ‘Anobium Punctatum’. This lives in three year cycles. The first six to eight weeks it is an egg emerging as larvae which go on to feed on the timber for the next three years. Eventually the larvae pupates and changes to an adult beetle which then eats its way through the surface to fly off and find a mate, before the process begins again.

How we treat it

We treat woodworm by spraying liquid insecticide. This coats the surface of the timbers and produces a layer of residual fluid which will remain in place to ensure that any woodworm eating their way out of the timber will become sterile and unable to breed.

Woodworm removal experts

You can depend on our team to get rid of the woodworm at your property. We will also make sure your timber is left in a good condition. Have a look at our past work in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Contact us at Advanced Preservation Specialists Ltd today.

IDENTIFYING WOODWORM

Woodworm is the common term used to refer to the larvae of all wood boring beetles. There are several species found in the UK, but most of the damage is caused by the offspring of the Common Furniture beetle.

Woodworm treatment

It can be tricky to tell if you have an active woodworm infestation as the main damage is caused inside the timber and you’re unlikely to see any visible results for years. However, there are a number of tell tale signs that can help you identify a potential woodworm infestation:

Small round holes in your woodwork, typically 1mm to 2mm in diameter

Fine, powdery dust around these holes (known as frass)

Crumbly edges to boards and joists

Tunnels within the timber

Weak or damaged timbers or flooring

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If you require woodworm treatment in Glasgow,
call us on 0141 445 5544