How To Spot A Timber Infestation In London & Berkshire:
It should be quite easy to spot a woodworm infestation. The larvae burrow into the infested wood eating the timber as they go, this leaves tell tale burrow holes. You may also notice the adult beetles emerging from the wood or spot them laying their eggs. There is typically a powdery substance near the holes which is the fecal matter from the beetles.
Woodworm is a blanket term for a number of different species of beetles, it would be difficult for someone who isn’t a specialist to identify the species within your property. Please see below for a summary of the species commonly found in London and Berkshire infestations.
- Common Furniture Beetle & Powder Post Beetle – These are very common beetles found across the UK. Both of these beetles are quite easy to treat.
- Death Watch Beetle – Still fairly common but is not as easy to treat as the above.
- House Longhorn Beetle – These beetles are more of a problem than those mentioned above because they have larger larvae and these cause more damage when burrowing into the timber in your property. These are harder to treat than any of the above.
Please note that different types of beetles require different treatments therefore it is imperative that you call in a specialist company like DH Damp Proofing & Timber to identify and treat the problem.