PROVIDING WOODWORM SERVICES THROUGHOUT ESSEX, KENT AND SUFFOLK.
Here at Benham Preservation, we are able to offer a high quality woodworm service where we are able to efficiently use our quality products to remove and prevent woodworms. Our quality service is available throughout Essex.
Identification of Wood Boring Insects
A number of insects, mainly beetles, are able to use wood as a food source. Some of them can cause serious damage to building timbers. The beetles all have fairly similar life cycles, although there are variations in the length of each stage in cycles, the type of wood attacked, and the extent and type of damage caused.
Importance of Identification
The existence of damage caused by wood boring insects does not always indicate a need for remedial treatment; correct identification is essential before any consideration can be given to whether treatment is needed. Wood boring insects commonly found in building timbers fall into one of three categories according to the treatment normally required.
Insects are a primary cause of serious damage in sound wood and these require an insecticidal treatment(e.g.Common Furniture Beetle). Some can cause structural damage(e.g.Deathwatch beetle and House Longhorn beetle).
Some insects are only able to feed on damp wood rotted by fungi(e.g.Wood Boring Weevil) and these are prevented by the control of wood rot.
Other insects attack green or partially dry timbers which may be incorporated into buildings but these have generally been killed by the drying process and normally treatment is not required. Insects that normally feed on other materials, only boring into wood to make short refuge tunnels, are included in this category. Removal of the food source will prevent further damage.
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