Most timber infestations in the UK are caused by the common furniture beetle which doesn't just attack furniture. It is just as likely to attack building timbers such as floorboards, joists, staircases etc. The adult beetle lays eggs on the surface of the wood, the hatching larvae eat their way into the wood, mature inside the timber and then eat their way out, emerging as adult beetles.
Woodworm treatment is straightforward. Heavily infested or weakened timber should be renewed where necessary and the area pressure treated with environmentally sound products.
ADC Ltd will pressure spray the affected timber with a micro-emulsion preservative and where required offer to cut out and replace decayed heavily infested timber and renew with pre-treated timber.
Woodworm treatments are covered by our 20 year guarantee with an option to take out a 10 year insurance bonded guarantee.
The common types of woodworm infestation in the UK include:
- Common furniture beetle
- Powder post beetle
- Death watch beetle
- House longhorn beetle
ADC Ltd surveyors are trained to recognise the different types of beetle and to recommend the appropriate treatment in each case. Where the infestation is severe we will also allow in our quotation for replacing / repairing damaged or weakened timbers