We are specialist Woodworm removal and treatment experts
Our services cover woodworm removal in Leeds, Huddersfield 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 they cause:
Woodworm cause structural weakness in timbers.
Woodworm removal – How we treat them:
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 NPTA (National Pest Technicians’ Association), the BPCA (British Pest Control Association),the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) and the Property Care Association.
Areas covered for Woodworm removal:
Woodworm removal Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Wakefield.