Woodworm season is almost upon us, so I thought It would be a good time to explain a little bit about woodworm and woodworm treatment options.
April is generally accepted as the beginning of the “woodworm season”, during this time woodworm begins to emerge from the affected timber where it has been eating during the winter months.
Upon exiting the timber the woodworm leaves small holes which often have small deposits of wood dust often referred to as ‘frass’ near to them.
Woodworm is a generic term used for all wood boring insects, the most common woodworm found in the north east is the common furniture beetle.
The common furniture beetle can effect all manner of timber within your house including floor boards, floor joists and roof timbers within your loft, it is not limited to furniture as its name would suggest, it can cause widespread damage to timber through out your property so its essential that correct identification of the woodworm infestation is undertaken at the earliest opportunity.
Once the woodworm has been identified an effective woodworm treatment plan can then be introduced. Common furniture beetles do not normally pose a major risk to structural durability though other wood-dwelling insects such as the death-watch and longhorn beetles can cause a much more serious problem.
There are many products and methods of woodworm treatment, large areas of timber such as wooden floors and loft areas are best treated with a spray formula to give optimum coverage. TrustGuard offer a full range of environmentally friendly woodworm treatments to cover all species of woodworm, please feel free to contact us on 0191 4159471 if you suspect you have a woodworm problem.