Woodworm Treatment in Glasgow

Have you noticed any weakened floorboards or small round holes on timber surfaces? If so, this could mean that your property is affected by an active woodworm infestation. Richardson & Starling specialise in woodworm treatment and our specialists can help you regain peace of mind. Reach out to our Glasgow branch today for free advice or a property survey.

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    What Causes Woodworm?

    Main causes of woodworm:

    • Timber in your property attracting migrating beetles
    • Use of infected timber during property construction
    • Bringing infested furniture into the property
    • Timber brought into a property containing woodworm eggs which will later hatch and spread
    • Firewood brought into a property containing wood boring beetles

    Woodworm can inadvertently be invited into your home through driftwood, firewood or even furniture. Furthermore, properties suffering from leaks or damp are more likely to have decayed wood which can attract some insects. As a result, people should strive to check the timber in their property on a regular basis to quickly identify any woodworm problem before it spirals out of control. Woodworm can have devastating consequences on your property if the problem is not eradicated swiftly. Property owners must do everything they possibly can to prevent the emergence of woodworm in their property.

    How To Identify Woodworm

    Woodworm can be difficult to spot before the infestation has spread significantly. This is because most of the woodworm damage will be done inside the timber which is out of the sight of property owners. However, there are some distinct signs which may suggest your property is suffering from woodworm.

    Signs of Woodworm:

      • Small holes in timber where adult wood boring beetles have exited
      • Visible ‘frass’ or bore dust around exiting holes
      • Tunnels in the timber
      • Weakened or damaged floorboards or other timbers
      • Live or dead beetles surrounding the potentially affected area

    If you suspect your property may be suffering from some of these signs, contact our Glasgow office today where you can speak with one of our preservation specialists. Our specialist can provide free advice or arrange a survey to fully assess the extent of the infestation. Alternatively, you can visit our Woodworm FAQ page to allow you to get a better understanding of the key signs of woodworm affecting your home.

    Woodworm Treatment & Prevention

    Woodworm have a three-year life cycle, and as a result, you may not become aware of your problem for several years. Woodworm infestation can be resolved by applying a residual insecticide to the areas which are affected. This is an insecticidal product which should only be administered by professional woodworm treatment contractors. Self-treatment is very unlikely to work with woodworm infestations. Essential tools such as a borescope are used by our specialists. Tools like this allow our specialists to determine the scale of the problem in hard to access areas which people administering self-treatment would not be able to get to. This means that you will fail to eradicate your woodworm problem entirely, whereas Richardson & Starling’s specialists offer a 30-year transferable guarantee for your peace of mind.

    What our specialist will do:

      • Extensively survey the area to locate the scale of the infestation, utilising technology such as borescopes
      • Determine whether the infestation is still active or not
      • Specify the most appropriate treatment solution
      • Depending on the scale of the problem, our specialists will treat the affected area or remove infested timbers completely and replace them with new pre-treated timbers.

    The key to stopping woodworm from causing irreparable damage to your property is identifying them early. Once the damage from woodworm has become visible this means that the quality of the timber may have been seriously weakened affecting the structural integrity of your property. After our specialists have investigated the infestation appropriately, they will then carry out the necessary treatment to solve your woodworm problem. Depending on the extent of your property problem our specialists will either provide a treatment solution or will replace the structurally weakened timbers with new timber. If you’re feeling intimidated by this prospect don’t worry! Every situation is different and our specialist will select the most appropriate solution for your individual property problem.


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    Surveying Your Property for Woodworm

    Our qualified rot surveyor will closely investigate the affected area and measure the scale of the problem. At Richardson and Starling, we only supply experienced surveyors who are highly trained in all types of property problems that could affect your property such as woodworm, rot or damp. This means that our surveyor will be able to complete the survey and give the appropriate remedial recommendations no matter what problem is identified.

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