Timber Treatment – Woodworm and Dry Rot Treatment
Woodworm treatment and advice in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire please call 0800 781 8358
WOODWORM TREATMENT IN BERKSHIRE, HAMPSHIRE, SURREY & OXFORDSHIRE
There are many types of insects that use wood as a habitat. Some insects are restricted to the forest, others can live in timber that has been felled and incorporated into the home. The most commonly known wood boring insect is known as Woodworm, and prepurchase reports frequently call for Woodworm surveys to be conducted and woodworm treatment carried out if required.
What types of woodboring beetle attack are found in Homes?
The main form of insect attack in wood in the UK is beetle. We have included a description of four beetles that are of interest to property owners as they are most commonly referred to in building survey reports (Woodworm, Deathwatch beetle, House Longhorn and Woodboring Weevil). The correct identification the type of insects that has attacked the timber and whether it is active is a prerequisite of proper treatment. In many cases, there may be no justification for chemical woodworm treatment,
Evidence of woodworm (common furniture beetle) and deathwatch beetle is often found in older properties during building surveys.
Deathwatch beetle is common in buildings were oak has been used in construction and has subsequently been affected by damp and rot.
House longhorn tends to be restricted to certain geographical areas in the UK.
Wood boring weevil is commonly found in rotting timber and can be misdiagnosed as woodworm. The presence of wood boring weevil indicates the presence of damp conditions and therefore risk of timber decay.
What is Woodworm and how is it treated?
Woodworm refers to the larvea of a wood boring beetle (anobium punctatum aka common furniture beetle), the woodworm larvea lives in the wood for several years. Woodworm consumes the wood, before they pupate and the adult woodworm beetle emerges from the wood leaving the tell tale signs of woodworm frass trials and woodworm emmergence holes. Woodworm attacks softwoods and the sapwood for european hardwood, however woodworm require wood to be above a certain moisture content to survive.
Woodworm Treatment and how much does Woodworm Treatment Cost?
If active woodworm is detected, then woodworm treatment is required. The type and extent of the woodworm treatment required will be determined following a specialist timber survey. The cost of woodworm treatment for a standard domestic property will be in the region of £800-£1200 although woodworm treatment of the entire property is not always required.
The most common form of woodworm treatment is the coarse spray application of a preservative, although micro fogging woodworm treatment is available for inaccessible areas. Woodworm treatments should only be carried out by trained woodworm treatment operative in accordance with the Property Care Association code of practice for Woodworm treatment.
Biocraft carries out woodworm treatment and specialist timber surveys and woodworm surveys throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and Oxfordshire.
To arrange a timber survey or to get a quotation for a woodworm treatment in Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire or London
Please call 0800 781 8358 or email [email protected]