Understanding Woodworm Infestation: Signs and Treatment

Woodworm infestation is a common concern for property owners. If left untreated, it could potentially compromise the structural integrity of timber within buildings.

Detecting and addressing woodworm issues promptly is crucial to prevent long-term damage. At Richardson & Starling, we offer comprehensive woodworm treatment solutions to safeguard your property.

Identifying Woodworm Infestation

Identifying woodworm can be challenging as their exit holes may resemble small pin or nail holes. However, several key signs indicate a woodworm infestation, including:

  1. Wood Tunnelling: Internal tunnels within timber, often unnoticed until the wood is cut or breaks.
  2. Exit Holes: Circular holes, typically 2mm to 6mm in diameter, formed by emerging adult beetles.
  3. Presence of Beetles: Live or dead adult beetles within the property.
  4. Dust (Frass): Residue left by woodworm beetles around exit holes.
  5. Damaged or Weakened Timber: Crumbling or weakened wood due to extensive tunnelling.

Woodworm Service

Treatment Process

Upon detecting woodworm, it’s essential to seek professional advice to assess the extent of the infestation and recommend suitable treatments. Our qualified surveyors evaluate the situation and prescribe the most effective remedial actions tailored to your property’s needs.

We employ a range of treatments, including water-based insecticidal fluids, meticulously applied to penetrate timber surfaces and eliminate larvae and beetles. Our treatments come with a 30-year guarantee, ensuring long-term protection for your property.

Can Woodworm be Treated DIY?

While DIY treatments are available, professional expertise from Richardson & Starling is advised to ensure thorough treatment and prevent recurrence. Inadequate treatment may lead to ongoing infestation and further damage, underscoring the importance of professional intervention.
Cost Considerations

The cost of woodworm treatment varies depending on factors such as the extent of infestation and property size. An accurate assessment is necessary to provide a tailored quotation.

Woodworm Specialists

For widespread infestations affecting structural timbers, accurate diagnosis and expert treatment by Richardson & Starling qualified specialists are imperative. Our team is equipped to handle complex woodworm issues, offering comprehensive solutions and guarantees on completed work.

Woodworm Treatment Survey

Our survey process involves thorough assessment and consultation to determine the best course of action for your property. From initial communication to detailed inspection and reporting, Our team will guide you through every step, ensuring transparency and effective treatment.

Prevention and Maintenance

Preventing woodworm infestation involves vigilant inspection of second-hand furniture and timely treatment of infected timber. Regular property maintenance and professional surveys by Richardson & Starling can help mitigate risks and preserve structural integrity.

Seek Professional Assistance

If you suspect woodworm infestation in your property, don’t hesitate to contact our team of specialists for a thorough inspection. With our expertise and comprehensive treatment solutions, we ensure your property remains protected for years to come.

Schedule a consultation today and let Richardson & Starling address your woodworm concerns effectively.