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!
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 30 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, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire with specialist woodworm treatments that will exterminate woodworm in an efficient and effective manner. All our treatment carries 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.We currently cover the following areas including surrounding villages:
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 30 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!
If you think you have a woodworm problem, or are unsure and would like to discuss it with someone, then please get in touch.