Get Woodworm Treatment in London to Protect Your Wooden Furniture
The so called woodworm are actually larvae of certain wood-boring beetles. Some signs of infestation include little exit holes and tunnel-like marks in the wood, as well as boredust and beetle carcasses around furniture and woodwork. In case your property has been infested, contact our pest control company for an effective London woodworm treatment service.
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Fantastic Pest Control will send an experienced specialist to your place who will handle the situation. First, he will carefully examine the areas that are affected by woodworm to determine the level of infestation and assess the damage. Then he will proceed with the actual treatment.
It’s best to replace woodwork that has been affected significantly by the woodworm activity. In addition, the pest control technician will spray with a powerful insecticide. It will repel all wood-boring beetles from the woodwork and has a remarkably long residual effect.
If you book a guaranteed service, then you get up to two additional woodworm pest control sessions for your home or workplace in London in case the pesky intruders continue to bug you. Your pest control technician can visit you again upon request to observe the results of the first treatment and perform second one, if needed.
At the end of the service, your Fantastic Pest Control expert will give you a written report for the service. He will also share with you some useful advice on how to protect your property from woodworm infestations in the future.
Woodworm Treatment Prices
The woodworm treatment cost depends on the number of bedrooms in your property and the type of pricing that you choose - standard or discounted with a Fantastic Club membership. In London, the rates for our services are as follows:
|Full treatment with a 3 month guarantee*||Fantastic Club | Standard|
|Inspection (without a treatment)||£35|
|1 bedroom||£213 | £250|
|2 bedrooms||£221 | £260|
|3 bedrooms||£230 | £270|
– Prices are applicable for residential properties only.
– All insects treatments include treatment of the affected areas only.
– No further charges go on top of the rates except parking and congestion, if applicable.
– £30 additional charge on all night jobs (night job is considered between 8pm and 5am appointment time)
* Full treatment with a 3-month guarantee consists of 1 major visit + 2 follow-ups in a 3-month period. Please mind that follow-ups can be organised only upon your further request.
** If your property has more than 4 bedrooms, contact us for a quote.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a woodworm?
Essentially, the woodworms that you hear gnawing at your wooden furniture are the wood-eating larvae of a beetle. There are many types of beetles that lay their offspring in materials made of wood, such as the Ambrosia beetles, the Woodboring weevils, and more.
How do I know if my home is infested?
If the surface of your furniture, floorboards, or roof joists is perforated by several tiny holes, this doesn’t necessary mean that the bugs are still active. To identify an ongoing infestation, look for fine powdery dust or adult beetles coming out of these improvised tunnels. Alternatively, carefully scratch away the wooden surface – if you spot any larvae, then you have a problem.
How do I deal with woodworms?
This depends on the species of beetle you face. For instance, the common furniture beetle is relatively harmless and can be treated with coats of water-based boron that can be either brushed or sprayed on. Deathwatch beetles, on the other hand, like to burrow deep and can cause significant structural damage. They will require the injection of boron by a trained expert.
And what about adult beetles?
To get rid of the much more stubborn wooden beetles, you will have to get creative. Place any small pieces of furniture that you think are infested on a radiator or inside the oven, while the larger ones – in a small room with a space heater. Make sure to maintain a constant 60°C for the next 24 hours in order to eliminate all eggs, larvae, and adults within.
How do I keep woodworms from returning?
Maintaining low humidity levels and ensuring decent air ventilation is a good start. You can also purchase a timber moisture metre, whose probe you can use to determine the humidity levels within the timber – anything below 12% humidity means that you are safe. Finally, you can remove or fully replace the affected furniture to prevent the bugs from finding a new meal.