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Woodworm treatment in Rye
What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is a generic term used to describe a wide variety of wood boring insects, of which the UK’s most prolific species is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum).
Adult Anobium Punctatum do not feed, they just reproduce, the female laying her eggs in cracks in the wood. When the eggs hatch around 3 weeks later, they each produce a creamy white larva which, for the next 3-5 years will bore through the timber, consuming the starchy parts of the wood grain. They then move nearer to the wood surface where they excavate small spaces in readiness for pupation which takes a further eight weeks. The adults then break through the surface, spilling a cream coloured dust which is the first sign of an infestation.
If the holes are new, the chances are that many more immature grubs will be tunneling away inside the wood.
There are are number of other species of wood boring insect which may be present in the timbers of UK properties and Morgan-Clark Timber Preservation will identify the type of infestation and apply the correct treatment.
Woodworm Treatment in Hastings, Rye and all East Sussex
How is woodworm treated?
A combination of insecticide and wood preservative is pressure sprayed on to the wood to eradicate the infestation and provide long term protection against reinfestation.  The spray usually also contains fungicides in order to give additional protection against fungal infections, such as dry rot. Any structural timbers which may have been weakened by the infection or infestation will require removal and replacement with sound, pre-treated timber.
Other types of woodworm include:
House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
Thankfully less common than the furniture beetle, these insects eat through wood at a prolific rate. The life cycle from egg to adult can be anything from 2 to 10 years depending on the type, age and quality of the wood and local environmental conditions such as temperature.  Only the larvae actually eat wood but they can consume at such an enormous rate that sometimes just an outer shell of timber is left.  As a result, they can cause significant structural damage and damaged wood will usually need to be cut out and replaced.  The House Longhorn Beetle is currently found only in the southern Home Counties and is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle. Adults are most active during the summer months.
Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum huttoni and Euophryum confine)
This insect usually prefers damp wood or wood that is poorly ventilated and so is often seen in damp cellars, damp wooden floors or loft spaces where there’s a leaking roof.  It will generally attack and follow the softer parts of the timber and so produces tunnels along the grain of the wood with paper thin walls between.  Left untreated, this can result in serious structural problems.
Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
The larvae of the Death Watch Beetle can be present tunneling within the wood for 5-10 years before emerging to mate.  During this time, the amount of wood consumed can be extensive and the damage done to timbers severe. 
The characteristic tapping sound usually associated with this insect is caused by the male beetle which knocks its head against the wood to attract a mate.
Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus brunneus)
The larvae of this beetle spend months or sometimes years developing inside wood and timbers and feeding on the starch content. Infestations by this beetle develop slowly, but wood can be reinfested over many years.
Their presence is usually only apparent when the adults emerge, leaving pin hole sized openings and piles of powdery dust.  The adult beetles are most commonly seen in the summer months but can appear all year round.
Expert identification of the cause of an infestation and whether or not it is active is important to avoid inappropriate or unnecessary treatment.  An expert assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers should also be made before treatment.
TimberGuard Timber Preservation will survey your property and provide you with a full report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
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What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is a generic term used to describe a wide variety of wood boring insects, of which the UK’s most prolific species is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum).
Adult Anobium Punctatum do not feed, they just reproduce, the female laying her eggs in cracks in the wood. When the eggs hatch around 3 weeks later, they each produce a creamy white larva which, for the next 3-5 years will bore through the timber, consuming the starchy parts of the wood grain. They then move nearer to the wood surface where they excavate small spaces in readiness for pupation which takes a further eight weeks. The adults then break through the surface, spilling a cream coloured dust which is the first sign of an infestation.
If the holes are new, the chances are that many more immature grubs will be tunneling away inside the wood.
There are are number of other species of wood boring insect which may be present in the timbers of UK properties and Morgan-Clark Timber Preservation will identify the type of infestation and apply the correct treatment.
How is woodworm treated?
A combination of insecticide and wood preservative is pressure sprayed on to the wood to eradicate the infestation and provide long term protection against reinfestation.  The spray usually also contains fungicides in order to give additional protection against fungal infections, such as dry rot. Any structural timbers which may have been weakened by the infection or infestation will require removal and replacement with sound, pre-treated timber.
Other types of woodworm include:
House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
Thankfully less common than the furniture beetle, these insects eat through wood at a prolific rate. The life cycle from egg to adult can be anything from 2 to 10 years depending on the type, age and quality of the wood and local environmental conditions such as temperature.  Only the larvae actually eat wood but they can consume at such an enormous rate that sometimes just an outer shell of timber is left.  As a result, they can cause significant structural damage and damaged wood will usually need to be cut out and replaced.  The House Longhorn Beetle is currently found only in the southern Home Counties and is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle. Adults are most active during the summer months.
Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum huttoni and Euophryum confine)
This insect usually prefers damp wood or wood that is poorly ventilated and so is often seen in damp cellars, damp wooden floors or loft spaces where there’s a leaking roof.  It will generally attack and follow the softer parts of the timber and so produces tunnels along the grain of the wood with paper thin walls between.  Left untreated, this can result in serious structural problems.
Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
The larvae of the Death Watch Beetle can be present tunneling within the wood for 5-10 years before emerging to mate.  During this time, the amount of wood consumed can be extensive and the damage done to timbers severe. 
The characteristic tapping sound usually associated with this insect is caused by the male beetle which knocks its head against the wood to attract a mate.
Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus brunneus)
The larvae of this beetle spend months or sometimes years developing inside wood and timbers and feeding on the starch content. Infestations by this beetle develop slowly, but wood can be reinfested over many years.
Their presence is usually only apparent when the adults emerge, leaving pin hole sized openings and piles of powdery dust.  The adult beetles are most commonly seen in the summer months but can appear all year round.
Expert identification of the cause of an infestation and whether or not it is active is important to avoid inappropriate or unnecessary treatment.  An expert assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers should also be made before treatment.
TimberGuard Timber Preservation will survey your property and provide you with a full report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS

Timber Treatment | Dry Rot | Woodworm | Hastings | Tunbridge Wells | Canterbury | Rye | Maidstone

TimberGuard Timber Preservation

East Sussex: 01424 575041

Kent: 01797 712315

Mob: 07701 010614

WOODWORM

TimberGuard Timber Preservation offer guaranteed eradication of woodworm in

Hastings, Tunbridge Wells, Canterbury, Rye and Maidstone.

Woodworm treatment in Rye
What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is a generic term used to describe a wide variety of wood boring insects, of which the UK’s most prolific species is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum).
Adult Anobium Punctatum do not feed, they just reproduce, the female laying her eggs in cracks in the wood. When the eggs hatch around 3 weeks later, they each produce a creamy white larva which, for the next 3-5 years will bore through the timber, consuming the starchy parts of the wood grain. They then move nearer to the wood surface where they excavate small spaces in readiness for pupation which takes a further eight weeks. The adults then break through the surface, spilling a cream coloured dust which is the first sign of an infestation.
If the holes are new, the chances are that many more immature grubs will be tunneling away inside the wood.
There are are number of other species of wood boring insect which may be present in the timbers of UK properties and Morgan- Clark Timber Preservation will identify the type of infestation and apply the correct treatment.
Woodworm Treatment in Hastings, Rye and all East Sussex
How is woodworm treated?
A combination of insecticide and wood preservative is pressure sprayed on to the wood to eradicate the infestation and provide long term protection against reinfestation.  The spray usually also contains fungicides in order to give additional protection against fungal infections, such as dry rot. Any structural timbers which may have been weakened by the infection or infestation will require removal and replacement with sound, pre-treated timber.
Other types of woodworm include:
House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
Thankfully less common than the furniture beetle, these insects eat through wood at a prolific rate. The life cycle from egg to adult can be anything from 2 to 10 years depending on the type, age and quality of the wood and local environmental conditions such as temperature.  Only the larvae actually eat wood but they can consume at such an enormous rate that sometimes just an outer shell of timber is left.  As a result, they can cause significant structural damage and damaged wood will usually need to be cut out and replaced.  The House Longhorn Beetle is currently found only in the southern Home Counties and is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle. Adults are most active during the summer months.
Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum huttoni and Euophryum confine)
This insect usually prefers damp wood or wood that is poorly ventilated and so is often seen in damp cellars, damp wooden floors or loft spaces where there’s a leaking roof.  It will generally attack and follow the softer parts of the timber and so produces tunnels along the grain of the wood with paper thin walls between.  Left untreated, this can result in serious structural problems.
Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
The larvae of the Death Watch Beetle can be present tunneling within the wood for 5-10 years before emerging to mate.  During this time, the amount of wood consumed can be extensive and the damage done to timbers severe. 
The characteristic tapping sound usually associated with this insect is caused by the male beetle which knocks its head against the wood to attract a mate.
Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus brunneus)
The larvae of this beetle spend months or sometimes years developing inside wood and timbers and feeding on the starch content. Infestations by this beetle develop slowly, but wood can be reinfested over many years.
Their presence is usually only apparent when the adults emerge, leaving pin hole sized openings and piles of powdery dust.  The adult beetles are most commonly seen in the summer months but can appear all year round.
Expert identification of the cause of an infestation and whether or not it is active is important to avoid inappropriate or unnecessary treatment.  An expert assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers should also be made before treatment.
TimberGuard Timber Preservation will survey your property and provide you with a full report and a quotation for any necessary repair and treatment work at a cost competitive price plus the assurance of a 30 year guarantee after the work has been completed.
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS