Wood Worm Treatment

WOOD PRESERVATION SERVICES

There are many different types of woodworm and they all cause damage to any timber they choose to live in. Woodworm larvae bore holes in the wood in search of food; cellulose. Once adults, they create tunnels through the wood to find an exit, leaving small identifiable holes in the wood. Over time, the many tunnels and chambers created by the woodworm larvae leave the wood weak and damaged.

WOODWORM TREATMENT

The first step to treatment is to fully establish the extent of the infestation. Our surveyor will be able to identify this. Once the extent of the infestation is known an appropriate woodworm treatment can be recommended.

We will first determine the species of woodworm causing the damage as different circumstances need different treatments. Depending on what they find, CS Damp Proofing can treat the woodworm with either a chemical spray, injection or surface paste.

For infestations that are not severe, normally only the surfaces of the timbers need to be treated to kill any emerging woodworm beetles and prevent them from mating and laying more eggs. This will protect the timber from further infestation by wood boring insects.

 

HOW TO IDENTIFY WOODWORM

  • Small round holes in your woodwork, similar to the holes in a dart board.
  • Fine, powdery dust around these holes (this is known as frass).
  • Crumbly edges to boards and joists.
  • Adult beetles emerging from the holes or present around the house.
  • Even if you can’t see any holes, you might also find frass escaping from the back or underside of old furniture. Again this suggests active woodworm.

Enquire with us today

7 + 1 =

Call us on 01765 452510, or complete our Contact Form.

Our Services

If you’re in need of expert damp proofing assistance, CS Damp Proofing is here to help. Our experienced team of licenced damp proofing specialists provides a full range of services to customers across Yorkshire. BACKED BY GUARANTEE our Specialist works are covered long term by independent insurers.

Damp Proofing

Damp Proofing

Rising damp is an uncommon yet serious issue that can be encountered in many older buildings and properties. If left untreated, rising damp can lead to serious structural damage and major health and safety hazards.

Wet & Dry Rot

Wet & Dry Rot

Wet and dry rot are both serious problems that affect the timbers and woodwork within a home. If left untreated, wet and dry rot can spread throughout your home with the potential to cause serious structural damage.

Basement Tanking

Basement Tanking

It’s self-evident why tanking is named so: in effect, a waterproof tank is created. However, its job is to keep the water out not in.

Cavity Wall Ties

Cavity Wall Ties

Cavity wall ties are used to hold inner and outer sections of a wall together, but over time they can corrode, break or fail. If this happens, walls can buckle, masonry can be damaged and the structure of a home can be compromised. 

Waterproofing & Tanking

Waterproofing & Tanking

Tanking system design and installation service, which is fully compliant with relevant British Standards and Building Regulations.