Wood boring beetle treatment
Wood boring beetle treatment is for several species of commonly named woodworm that are responsible for infesting homes in the UK, they are the Common furniture beetle, Lyctus powder post beetle, Wood boring weevil, Bark borer beetle and Deathwatch beetle. Each beetle requires correct identification as each requires a different Wood boring beetle treatment due to how each attacks and infests the type of timber it feeds on.
Wood boring beetle
The common furniture beetle only attacks softwoods such as pine and the sapwood is only affected, unless wood rot is rotting the timbers then it can infest the heartwood. Quit often found in old furniture and timbers used in a houses construction such as floor joists, ceiling joist and floorboards etc. The common method for treating this type of wood-boring beetle is to spray with products such as Permethrin or Boron.
The Lyctus powder post beetle attacks the sapwood of European hardwoods such as oak or elm which have a high starch content most damage occurs in stockyards or storerooms. Wood-boring beetle treatment is not necessary in homes as the infestation usually dies out on its own when the moisture content of the wood dries out.
The Wood boring weevil infests only decaying softwoods and hardwoods in damp conditions such as poorly ventilated ground floors or timbers in contact with damp walls. A Wood-boring beetle treatment is not usually required if the source of the damp is treated.
The Bark borer beetle infests the timber if the bark has not been removed from construction timber such as roof rafters. The wood-boring beetle treatment for this beetle is just to remove the bark from the timber.
The Death watch beetle attacks the sapwood and heartwood of decaying timbers such as oak. The beetles are often found in old buildings where the construction is mostly of oak or elm. Deathwatch beetle thrive in damp conditions as this aids the grub in its destruction of the timber. The wood-boring beetle treatment for this type of infestation is a joint treatment of surface spraying and timber injection.
Wood Boring Insect
Wood boring insect are very common throughout the UK and there over 18 different wood boring insect that inhabit our properties during the year. We have only listed the most common of those insect which most people will come across.
If your home buyers report from a mortgage company survey says that it found wood boring insect. The most common one will be the common furniture beetle. If you do have concerns about a home buyers survey about this wood boring insect. Then a survey from a specialist woodworm company is what needed to confirm and offer a suitable treatment.
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