Woodworm treatment and removal
We are specialist Woodworm treatment and removal experts serving Huddersfield, Leeds and all surrounding areas
Woodworm is a term used for the destructive larvae of several species of beetle. 80% of the “Woodworm” damage in the UK is caused by the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum). With lesser amounts caused by:
- the Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium Rufovilliosum),
- Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum Huttoni)
- the Powder Post Beetle (Lyctoxylon Dentatum)
- and in southern England the House Long Horn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
The Life cycle of the Common Furniture Beetle takes around 3 years. The adult insects do not feed, they chew their way out of the wood leaving the characteristic holes. The female lays her eggs into cracks in wood or inside old exit holes, if available. The eggs hatch after some three weeks, each producing a 1 mm long, creamy white, C-shaped larva. Which then eat their way into the timber.
The problems Woodworm cause:
Woodworm larvae feed on the cellulose within the wood leaving a network of tunnels. These tunnels cause structural weakness in timbers
How to identify Woodworm:
The following signs are evidence of a Woodworm infestation:
- Small round holes roughly 2mm in diameter
- Fine dust around the holes
- Crumbly, soft timbers
- Beetles in or around the timber
How we treat woodworm:
To treat woodworm, infected timber is removed and the area treated with pesticide spray.
- Before beginning any work, we’ll do a full survey and risk assessment to determine the best approach.
- All our technicians are trained by the BPCA (British Pest Control Association), the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health), and the Property Care Association.
- You’ll get a guarantee so, if the pests return within the guarantee period, we’ll re-treat the problem.
Areas covered for Woodworm treatment Domestic Woodworm treatment and removal:
We operate a domestic Woodworm treatment and removal service in and around Huddersfield.
Commercial Woodworm treatment and removal:
Direct Pest Control operate a commercial woodworm treatment service for businesses throughout Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Holmfirth, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
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