Woodworm Treatment

Woodworm Treatment in London

Having Wood-Boring Insects in the House can cause aesthetic and structural damage. The insects feed on the cellulose found in the wood, pulverizing the wooden constructions.

Identifying your pest

The first step in solving a pest problem is identification.

In this case, you need to make sure it's a wood-boring insect problem. Fortunately, there are many signs that can alert you and help you find the culprit.

  • Holes in the wood - round or oval in shape with sharp edges, the holes are sharp and fresh and on the surface of the wood. They are the exit holes of adult insects.
  • Tunnels in the wood - these are difficult to see. They are usually discovered by moving wooden objects that break or during renovation work (change of floors, baseboards, etc.). The tunnels weaken the wood, which breaks easily.
  • Wood dust - or sawdust. When adult insects emerge from the wood, they drill an exit hole which causes wood dust.
  • Damaged floor - in extreme cases, a chair leg sticking through the floor can indicate a more serious problem.
  • Dead insects - usually near infested wood or around windows.
  • Adult insects - emerge from the wood between May and October.
  • Eggs - vary in size depending on the species, but all are difficult to spot with the naked eye.
  • Larvae - usually creamy white and curved in shape.

Visible signs of a woodworm infestation may not appear until several years after it starts. The wood-boring insect larvae or 'woodworms' that cause the damage can take years to reach adulthood. So you may not notice anything... Until it is too late.

The term 'wood boring insect' or more commonly 'woodworm' covers many types of insects that feed on wood. Some of the best known have charming names such as the house longhorn beetle, the wood beetle or the brown wood beetle. However, their larvae are formidable wood eaters that cause colossal damage to buildings and local property.

Woodworm Removers at your service

Eliminating your woodworm problem as quickly as possible so that you can get back to your normal life is the objective of Mouse London Control 24/7. Our experts will establish a suitable and effective intervention plan. We will pay particular attention to the safety of your family members and your pets, if you have any.

About woodworms:

Adult insects lay their eggs in cracks within the wood. In the wild, this is not really a problem, but inside your property, they can infest wood floors, furniture, beams and all wooden objects.

The larvae or 'woodworms' dig deep tunnels in the wood on which they feed. Over a period of several years, they build a veritable maze of tunnels, which weakens and damages the wood.

The benefits of calling a professional service

Our woodworm insect control service is a two-step process.

Our experts start with a diagnosis of the building to evaluate the extent of the problem and identify the species involved. If the infestation is active, we will recommend an appropriate treatment.

Our experts then take action and determine, based on the results of the diagnosis, the appropriate treatment. They are trained and qualified to work on all types of buildings and the treatments we recommend will penetrate to the heart of the wood and allow the complete eradication of the buried larvae and the eggs in their tunnels.

Our expertise and know-how have enabled us to develop innovative treatments that are effective over the long term and respect the environment.

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