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Hiring a tradesman for woodworm treatment services
Unchecked woodworms can be a big problem, which is why woodworm treatment services must be thorough. Your best bet for this is getting a professional, and finding one is much easier through Plentific. The Plentific website offers a service that can quickly generate a list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer woodworm treatment services. You will also get convenient access to reviews and ratings for each of these tradesmen to help you compare them and make your final hire with confidence.
What do you need to know about woodworm treatment services?
Before seeking woodworm treatment services there are a few things to consider. Holes in your timbers may not indicate the current presence of woodworms as they may have already moved on. It is good to look for additional evidence, such as the presence of adult beetles around the area or powdery dust near the holes. Also, only certain species of beetle require a specialist’s attention, so you may be able to try a cheaper solution yourself. That being said, certain tradesmen will be willing to survey the problem free of charge before offering a quote, so take advantage of this if you can.
Larger woodworm infestations or the presence of dangerous species like deathwatch or house longhorn beetles will require the services of a specialist. A full blanket treatment may cost between £500-£1000, but a survey may well reveal that this is unnecessary. You may just need to treat your roof space, which can cost around £400, or one of your floors, which can cost around £120. Some tradesmen may charge according to the size of a room in square meters. Dangerous species are more difficult to remove, making the service more expensive, but not being thorough with them can allow them to cause significant damage to your timbers. It is important to get a warranty, as this will make sure the tradesman returns if the treatment did not fully remove your woodworms.
It is important to check the qualifications and experiences of your tradesmen. Are they qualified and certified to work with certain chemicals or identify different species of beetle? Ensure that your tradesman is a member of the Property Care association (PCA). They may also be a member of additional organisations such as the British Pest Control Association (BPCA). A professional should be able to provide you with ratings and reviews from their previous clientele, and should also take the time to advise you on how to stop woodworms coming back in the future. Treatments can be dangerous, so be sure that your tradesman is covered against accidental damage and liabilities.