1. What is woodworm?
A: Woodworm refers to the larvae of a certain species of wood-boring beetles that can eat and damage wood in your homes or business
2. What are the common types of species of woodworm?
A: Common species of woodworm includes, Common Furniture Beetle, Deathwatch Beetle, and House Longhorn Beetle.
3. How does a woodworm infestations start?
A: Woodworm infestations will typically start when the adult beetles lay their eggs on or around wood surfaces. The eggs will hatch into larvae, which then bore into the wood , feed and develop.
4. What are the common signs to look out for in a woodworm infestation?
A: Common signs of woodworm infestations include, little round holes in wood surfaces, sawdust-like material which is called (frass) around these holes, and the presence of adult beetles or their larvae.
5. How am I able to prevent woodworm infestation?
A: To prevent a woodworm infestation, it’s
important to maintain proper ventilation and humidity levels in your property, keep all wood surfaces dry and well-sealed, and always inspect and treat any potential infestations.
6. What is the most common causes of woodworm a infestation?
A: The most common causes of woodworm infestation is damp and humid conditions, poor ventilation, and can also be wood that is already damaged or rotting.
7. Can a woodworm infestations cause structural damage to my property?
A: Yes, depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of woodworm present, woodworm infestations can cause significant structural damage to your property, especially if it’s left untreated for a long period of time.
8. Will a woodworm infestation automatically lead to structural damage to my home?
A: Not necessarily, It all depends on the severity of the infestation and the type of woodworm. In some cases, infestations may be minor and cause little to no structural damage.
9. How will I know if my home has a woodworm infestation?
A: To find out if your home has a woodworm infestation, you should look for the common signs of infestation, this includes small holes on wood surfaces and sawdust-like material (frass) around these holes.
10. Can a woodworm infestations be treated?
A: Yes, woodworm infestations can be treated using various methods, such as pesticides and heat treatments, contact us for your site survey
11. How can I treat a woodworm infestation?
A: Woodworm infestation can be treated by using a pesticide that is specifically formulated to target the specific species of woodworm present. These pesticides can be applied as a spray or liquid treatment. Another method is using a professional heat treatment service which heats the affected area to a high temperature, killing the beetles and their larvae.
12. Can I treat woodworm infestation myself or should I get professional help?
A: While it’s possible to treat the woodworm infestations yourself, its always recommended to consult with a professional pest control expert, they will accurately identify the species of woodworm present and provide you with the most effective treatment options.
13. How long will it take to get rid of a woodworm infestation?
A: The time it takes to get rid of a woodworm infestation can vary depending on the severity of the infestation and the type of woodworm present. Once applied the chemical will penetrate the wood and start working within a couple of days.
14. How can I stop a woodworm infestation from happening again in the future?
A: You can stop a woodworm infestation from happening again in the future, by maintaining proper ventilation and humidity levels.