Do I have a woodworm infestation? The first indicator of woodworm is usually seeing tiny holes in any type of wood, such as:
When active, woodworm produce dust next to or underneath these holes as they burrow through the wood. If left, a woodworm infestation has the potential to be a huge, long-term structural problem both for private homes and business properties.
Woodworm isn’t actually a worm at all! The term woodworm is used to classify the larvae of several species of wood-boring beetle.
In the spring and summer months, beetles from the family of metallic flat-headed borers, longhorn beetles, bark beetles and weevils lay their eggs in wood. When these eggs hatch, completely unseen inside the wood, the resulting larvae then spend their time eating through the timber until they mature into a beetle and emerge from the wood in search of a mate.
It is these burrowing larvae that cause untold damage as they eat their way through and basically survive a on wood diet!
Wood-boring beetles lay eggs in wood, finding any gaps they can, which can include any wooden furniture or wooden structures like floorboards and timber beams, causing an infestation when the larvae hatch.
Wood-boring beetle larvae or woodworm, then bore into the wood, eating it and creating a labyrinth of passageways and tunnels.
Burrowing wood-boring larvae can significantly damage the construction of any wood and in a property, this can mean serious structural harm and weakness to your property if left untreated.
Woodworm is a problem all over the United Kingdom, so you are not alone!
When treating a woodworm infestation, time is of the essence! If your woodworm activity is limited to small objects such as tables, chairs or stools, it can sometimes can be dealt with using a DIY solution at home. However, when holes become visible on the outside of wood it is often too late to treat with an over the counter insecticide as the wood-boring beetles have already vacated, mated and started the life-cycle again and so it is probably time to call in the experts!
At Rugby Pest Control, our qualified team specialise in finding and targeting woodworm activity, so that your treatment plan can be accurate and effective, thus reducing any further damage to your premises.
Our team at Rugby Pest Control have over 40 years of specialist knowledge in dealing with pests such as woodworm. Being a local family run business, we can often treat your property faster and more efficiently than some of the larger national companies and we are right on your doorstep.
We target properties in Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire with specialist woodworm treatments that will exterminate woodworm in an efficient and effective manner. All our treatment carry a 25-year guarantee to ensure a near permanent solution for your property.
Our expertise and local knowledge in association with our detailed and skilled ability to both diagnose and treat any woodworm problem is the answer to your current infestations and future prevention.
Our PCA accredited operatives will first survey your whole property to make sure a personalised plan is created for treating the woodworm, if they are deemed to be present.
We will use one of two treatment types, either fumigation or a water-based treatment depending on which is most appropriate for the type of woodworm, style & usage of the property and also the level of infestation.
Your property will need to be vacated for up to 48 hours following treatment.
Our guarantee to you: All our woodworm treatments are carried out safely and thoroughly leaving you and your home or business protected for years to come with our 25-year guarantee.
For over 40 years we have been building on our woodworm expertise and our highly skilled operatives who carry out the work have been trained to the best standards in the industry, allowing you to feel safe in our hands.
Our reviews show how satisfied our customers are with the excellent quality of all our work and the woodworm treatments we supply. We will correctly assess your problem and diagnose the best course of action and advise on further prevention when the woodworm treatment has been completed, whether that is for your personal home or your business premises.
Call us for a free consultation and let us see if we can help!
Offered a lot of advice over the phone on the initial call which was very helpful. They came and sorted the problem out quickly and thoroughly - More than happy to call them out again if we have any issues.
Bird mites in the loft
Rugby Pest Control came out an hour after my phone call. They cleared out all nesting material from the loft and fumigated the whole house. He came back a week later to check for signs. Inexpensive, punctual, reliable and I wouldnt hesitate to recommend Rugby Pest Control.
Professional, reliable and knowledgeable
Can't thank the Rugby Pest Control team enough for sorting out issues on my premises. They were professional, reliable and knowledgeable from start to finish! Would definitely recommend! Thanks again!
Experience is second to none
We highly recommend Rugby Pest Control. Their knowledge and experience is second to none. Fast and efficient wood worm treatment can't thank them enough. Wouldn't use any other firm.
Russ & Kay
Initial contact with Michaela was very reassuring showing a clear depth of knowledge over the phone. Prompt response in sending out Brendan who quickly and efficiently diagnosed the problem and set out the way forward.