If you have a woodworm infestation, it can leave you feeling a little worried. But, fortunately, with the right help, you can quickly get it under control, preserving the value of your property and preventing any further damage. Woodworm Coventry needn’t be something you have to put up with! We can help.
What Is Woodworm?
Woodworm is a generic term that describes the effect of wood-boring beetles. Some beetles have learned to eat wood and make it their home. Because of this, they’re often very attracted to the wooden beams in your property (not just trees in the forest), causing untold damage.
During the spring and summer, metallic flat-headed borer, bark beetles, weevils and longhorn beetles all lay their eggs in wood. When they hatch in the interior, the larvae spend the first few weeks of their life munching through the surrounding material. Eventually, they consume enough energy to mature and become adult beetles, beginning the cycle all over again.
This repeated burrowing process is what causes most woodworm Coventry. Year after year, beetle larvae create more and more holes, weakening your timber and, eventually causing it to fail.
What Are The Signs You Need Woodworm Control Coventry?
Determining whether you have a woodworm problem is usually quite simple because the wood-borer beetles leave clear signs in the wood that they call home.
You can find these holes in virtually any wood in your home that hasn’t been treated to prevent woodworm infestation. Common problem areas include your doors, furniture, supporting beams in your rooms, window ledges, timbers in your loft and floorboards. Look for small holes or tiny piles of dust in the surrounding area. Without proper control, could lead to serious structural issues.
How To Eliminate Woodworm?
Fortunately, you don’t have to put up with beetle infestations. Woodworm control Coventry helps you take back control and get rid of the problem once and for all.
You can sometimes deal with less severe forms of woodworm using DIY methods. Suppose the beetles are confined to a single piece of furniture. In that case, you can often use over-the-counter insecticides to get rid of them.
If, however, you have more considerable woodworm infestation, you’ll need to call in the experts. Please note that once you can see evidence of woodworm externally, it is usually too late to use over-the-counter solutions. The problem is often entrenched and requires the use of specialist, professional techniques to resolve.
Our woodworm control Coventry can eliminate woodworm problems throughout your home for a guaranteed 25 years, ensuring that it won’t come back to bite you in the future.
How We Treat Woodworm Coventry
We use two main methods to treat woodworm problems in Coventry. The first is to use fumigation treatment – sometimes called fogging. Usually, this involves the use of a technique that transforms an oil-based substance into a fine mist that then helps to eliminate pests over a vast area. The other is a water-based treatment that works a bit like a weed killer. Both are powerful ways to control the problem.
If you have an issue with woodworm in your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us.