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‘Wood boring insects’ may be a collective term, but every pest in the category has one thing in common: they love eating wood, which your home happens to be full of! While small scale issues with wood boring insects may not cause lasting damage, large scale infestations can ruin wooden furniture or even undermine the structural integrity of a property. If you spot the signs of a wood boring insect, or if you think that your home might be vulnerable, your best option will be to hire a qualified local pest controller as quickly as possible.
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What do you need to know about wood boring insects treatment?
First of all, it is important to understand a few things about wood boring insects. ‘Woodworm’ is actually a collective term used to describe wood boring insects, all of which begin at a larval or worm stage. After hatching, the larvae burrow their way into timber, where they begin to eat it from the inside. There are three types of woodworm present in the UK: furniture beetles, house longhorn beetles and deathwatch beetles. They differ in appearance, but they share a common preference for household timbers and wooden furniture.
Looking around your home, you might have noticed signs of wood boring insects. A common myth is that the presence of 2mm wide ‘exit holes’ in your wood means that your problem is in the past. These holes are left by adult beetles burrowing out of wood and moving on; however, while they may have moved away, they may have left eggs behind. This can be a particularly bad sign to find in damp areas, as moisture makes it much easier for wood boring insects to thrive. You may also have found evidence in areas where the polish or finish on a piece of wood has worn away, leaving nothing to stop the insects from munching their way inside.
After assessing your property, your specialist will recommend the most efficient method to completely treat your infestation. Depending on the circumstances, this could be a water based treatment, or it could involve the application or boron agents or fogging. For a particularly severe infestation your property may need to be fumigated. This is the most expensive option and will likely require you to vacate your property temporarily.
The cost of your wood boring insects treatment will depend on the size of your property, the severity of your infestation and the type of solution used by your Pro. Collect as many quotes as possible to compare, but keep in mind that the cost of your wood boring insects treatment should be weighed against how much you will have to pay out to replace your ruined furniture or to repair your home if the woodworm get into your structural timbers!
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