10/11/2022 0 Comments
Treating a Woodworm Infestation in your property
Woodworm is a term used to describe the larvae of different types of insects. The most common are beetles, which can bore into all sorts of wood, including furniture, floors, and trees.
Woodworm infestations are most common in older properties. However, even relatively modern properties with poor ventilation or excessive moisture can house a woodworm infestation.
While woodworm can infect almost anywhere in your home, places like attics are particularly susceptible. What's worse, if you don't often go into your attic, an infestation be go undetected for months.
Woodworm should always be taken seriously, as it has the potential to cause untold damage to any wooden structure within your home. However, it can be tricky to identify an infestation; therefore, we'll look at how to find woodworm and the steps a property owner should take to treat it.
Do a thorough woodworm survey
If you suspect a woodworm infestation within your property, it's essential to schedule a professional survey.
A thorough survey should include the following:
· Checking all parts of the property for signs of damage and infestation
· Checking all timbers, including joists and floorboards as well as roof timbers, especially if they are in an attic
Treat the woodworm
The treatment of woodworm is a long process. It requires a professional to assess the damage's extent and select an appropriate course of action. The best solution is to use pesticides; however, other methods may be used if an expert deems them necessary.
If you suspect woodworms in your home, contact Allied Damp Solutions immediately. Our team of experts can provide immediate remedial action. What's more, we can take steps to stop woodworm from ever reappearing in your building.
Woodworm isn't just a nuisance; it can damage your property.
Woodworm isn't just a nuisance; it can damage your property. When the larvae of the woodworm bore into the timber. They create small channels that are visible on the wood's surface. This can weaken the structural integrity of a building or other wooden object. Adding to this, adult beetles tend to fly around and leave faeces behind, which creates an unhygienic situation where disease-
causing bacteria thrive. The most common health risks associated with woodworm are allergic reactions, particularly for those who are allergic to insect bites or stings. In some cases, an infestation can cause asthma attacks in children due to dust mites living within the tunnels created by beetle larvae. The complete elimination of woodworm is a complex process and should only ever be attempted by trained professionals.
With the proper techniques and products, woodworm can be eradicated. If your property requires woodworm treatment, you can contact us here at Allied Damp Solutions today.