Intensive Insecticidal Treatment for Woodworm
The important thing to note about any treatment for woodworm, is that we need to treat all the exposed timber, not just the areas showing activity. If we know there have been adult beetles, then there will almost certainly be eggs on, and probably larvae in, wood that is not yet showing any signs.
Remember that most people only realise they have a problem with woodworm when the adult beetles emerge and leave the tell-tale woodworm holes in the wood. The woodworm eggs could have been laid anything up to 8 years previously, and the grubs could have been damaging the wood all of that time.
In the case of treating woodworm in attic situations and woodworm in roof beams, we can usually apply the timber pest treatment to all sides of the wood, with some preparation and clearance. With woodworm in floorboards, some boards may need lifting so that we can spray underneath as well as on top.
If we are undertaking a woodworm treatment for furniture, the treatment is best done from the back and underneath where there is no coating, so that it can soak deep into the wood grain. In all cases our operatives will be wearing special PPE and breathing equipment during the treatment, and you and your family will need to vacate the area being treated and for at least four hours afterwards while it dries.
We are applying a professional strength licensed woodworm killer insecticide and fungicide that kills all life stages of wood boring beetles. All exposed timber is treated, and a concentrate is applied to areas with clear activity.
Active Woodworm Infestation
Two intensive treatments using professional strength and licensed woodworm killer insecticide advised, around 72 hours apart. Spot treatment of any areas of clear activity with a concentrate.
Precautionary Woodworm Treatment
One treatment with professional strength and licensed woodworm killer insecticide is sufficient. This is also the approach for preventative woodworm treatment.