Woodworm treatment Chelmsford
Why is Woodworm a concern?
Woodworm larvae fee on the cellulose found inside wood and they leave behind a collection of tunnels that can cause serious damage to timber frames and is the main reason why they are often a problem in buildings. Depending on the severity of woodworm infestation, it can result in loss of structural integrity of the furniture if woodworm treatment is not carried out quickly.
If found and treated early, woodworm does not usually cause a serious problem. However, insect infestation may have gone unnoticed for several years. Insect activity can be determined by the appearance of small round holes in flooring and roof timbers, and sometimes evidence of powdery dust (frass). There also may be signs of adult beetles around the property.
Hyltreat Woodworm treatment in Chelmsford is here to help.
Information on Woodworm and treatments
The life cycle of a woodworm begins with an adult beetle that lays its eggs. This can be anywhere from a door to window frame, or the end of a timber beam in your loft. Once the eggs that it lays hatch, the larvae will eat its way into the wood and can stay there for up to 3 years eating their way through the timber. They then transform into adult beetles and eat their way out of the timber, laying their own eggs and starting the cycle again.
Along with visible woodworm damage, there can often be damage where you cannot see. However, with specialist equipment, a woodworm property survey can identify the presence of any woodworm even with timbers that cannot be accessed easily. Once the extent of a woodworm infestation is known, an appropriate course of woodworm treatment can be recommended.
Why should you treat woodworm as soon as possible?
Structure damage to wood
Reproduces in wood
Causes small holes in furniture
Difficult to repair affected items
When our experienced surveyor has identified Death Watch Beetle infestation, chemical treatment as well as repairs may be necessary, and a detailed specification and estimate will be provided. On completion of the contract and upon receipt of payment, a 30-year guarantee will normally be issued. Additional guarantee indemnity insurance can also be provided for a small additional fee.