Woodworm Infestations

Why it’s Important to Treat Woodworm Infestations

21 Mar 2023
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Woodworm infestations are a common problem and lots of people don’t know what to do when they notice something is wrong. Commonly, infestations in homes are from the Common Furniture Beetle, but several other species of beetles can infest timber and cause damage to your property. These wood-boring insects lay their eggs in wood and the larvae then eat their way out, using the timber as a food source. Not only does this leave several small holes in the wood, but it can cause significant internal damage. 

Thankfully, it’s possible to effectively treat woodworm infestations and this is something that our team at Kenwood PLC can assist you with. We carry out a variety of woodworm treatments for the eradication and control of wood-boring insects, and you shouldn’t hesitate to book an inspection with a surveyor. It’s important to act quickly when you notice an insect attack and if you think you have an infestation, you should contact a woodworm specialist.

It can be easy to overlook the importance of woodworm treatment, but there are a few key reasons why you shouldn’t put off correctly dealing with infestations. Highlighting problems earlier rather than later is crucial for reasons such as the following;

Woodworm can Cause Structural Damage 

Woodworm infestations can be a serious problem for homeowners. When left untreated, these infestations can cause serious damage to wood and other materials in the home. Woodworm larvae feed on wood which can weaken the structural integrity of the timber. This can be very dangerous in certain areas of the home, like the roof. 

When you correctly treat woodworm, you will prevent the insects from causing more holes in the wood and making it more susceptible to structural damage. No matter where the infestation occurs, whether it’s in your wooden floorboards or wooden beams, beetles can cause a great deal of damage if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatments available to help eliminate the problem and ensure the safety and stability of your home.

Insects can Infest Your Furniture 

Not only can woodworm infestations impact the wooden structure of your home, but they can also spread to other areas and be found in a variety of places. From wooden door frames and window frames to wooden furniture, these wood-boring insects can completely take over. 

Properly treating woodworm infestations as soon as you notice there may be an issue can prevent further damage and save you money in the long run. You won’t have to repair or replace as many of the expensive timber items throughout your home, and the quicker you react to woodworm, the less damage they can cause. 

Wood-Boring Beetles can Cause Issues With Other Pests

When woodworm larvae consume your wooden floorboards or loft beams, in addition to weakening the structure they also open up your home to further infestations. The woodworm tunnels and exit holes may become pathways for other pests, resulting in you having to call in pest control experts to remove them. 

Larger holes caused by Death Watch Beetles or House Longhorn Beetles can be particularly concerning and you should act as quickly as possible when you identify holes around 3mm. Being proactive is the best way to keep your home safe from pests. 

Woodworm can Return in the Future 

If you attempt to treat an infestation yourself and you don’t contact a woodworm specialist, there is a chance that the wood-boring insects will return. The insecticide we use at Kenwood PLC is specially formulated for deep penetration into the timbers. This will make sure the existing woodworm infestation is eradicated and also protect the timber for the future. 

Having professional woodworm treatment that is completed by a skilled and experienced team can help to keep your home safe for years to come. Woodworm treatment is a cost-effective solution and it’s always a worthwhile expense. 

Get in Touch With a Woodworm Specialist 

Whenever you notice small holes or other common signs of woodworm, it’s beneficial to contact a woodworm specialist straight away. Booking a survey and having an expert inspect your home can help to prevent insects from causing lots of damage. If you’d like to speak to our team at Kenwood PLC about woodworm treatment in more detail, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We will happily answer any questions you may have. 

All of our woodworm treatments are affordably priced and depending on the size of your home, they can often be completed within one day. Not only can we control existing infestations, but we can prevent further attacks and we have many years of experience helping homeowners keep their home safe. We pride ourselves on providing a prompt and reliable service, and customer satisfaction is very important to us. 

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