Woodworm is a type of wood-boring beetle that can cause extensive damage to buildings, furniture, and other wooden structures. The larvae feed on the wood, leaving behind tiny holes in the surface. Quay Point Plastering provides expert woodworm treatment in Poole and Bournemouth to help eradicate this pest from your property and protect against further damage.
Our experienced team will identify the type of beetle causing the issue and advise on the most suitable treatment plan. We use Biokil Crown Ltd., a trusted supplier with a 30 year bonded guarantee. In the United Kingdom, there are three main species of wood-boring beetle that cause woodworm: The Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum), House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus) and Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium Rufovillosum). While Common Furniture Beetles can be found across Britain, House Longhorn and Death Watch Beetles are primarily found in southern England.
The best way to prevent an infestation is to regularly inspect any untreated wooden surfaces for signs of attack and keep your home well-ventilated by opening windows or using extractor fans in areas where moisture levels may be higher. If you do spot an infestation, contact Quay Point Plastering for quick and effective eradication of Woodworm in Bournemouth and Poole areas backed by a 30 year guarantee.
Dry Rot is caused by a fungus and will affect timber that is damp, often caused under the floor by lack of ventilation. This can be from condensation, leaks from washing machines or dishwashers or from leaking roofs. Penetrating damp or rising damp can also provide the right conditions for the fungus to flourish. The eradication of dry rot in your property is essential as it has the potential to proliferate quickly causing widespread structural damage.
Wet Rot is also caused by a fungus and will only thrive where there is perpetual damp. So if you have a leaking pipe or roof that allows the timber beneath to get and stay wet steps should be taken to repair the leak and treat the wet rot infestation.
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Woodworm is an unwelcome pest in homes and commercial buildings. It can cause serious
structural damage and expensive repairs, especially if left unchecked. If you are based in
Poole or Bournemouth, it’s important to be aware of the dangers posed by woodworm
infestations and know how to tackle them effectively. Quaypoint offer a full Woodworm
removal service from their base in Poole.
Woodworm are small beetles that feed on wood, usually softwood. They lay their eggs deep inside the wood, where they can be difficult to spot until extensive damage has already been done. There are a few key signs that could indicate you have woodworm: wood dust near holes in the wood, piles of wings shed by adult beetles and galleries that appear across the grain of the timber.
If you believe you have a woodworm infestation, early detection is essential for effective treatment. At Quaypoint, we will assess the extent of your problem and advise on the best course of action for removing them from your property for good, we offer a free visit in Poole and Bournemouth and quotation service.
In most cases, this will involve using insecticides such as permethrin or lambda-cyhalothrin to kill any adult beetles still present in the infested area before sealing off any entry points with a varnish or paint containing preservative which prevents further infestations from taking hold.
It is also important to repair any existing damage caused by woodworm as soon as possible; this may involve replacing affected wooden structures, filling cavities with resin or treating them with preservatives depending on their severity. In some cases, a fumigation process may be necessary but this should only ever be carried out by an experienced professional.
If you live in Poole or Bournemouth and think your home or business premises may have a problem with woodworm then it’s wise to act fast before matters worsen – contact Quaypoint today, your local pest control specialist who can provide an accurate assessment and help keep your property safe from further damage.