Professional woodworm treatment in Brixham
Latin name – anobium punctatum. Common name – furniture beetle. This is the most common house infestation and cuts flight holes 1-2mm in diameter in slightly damp softwoods. Most often infestation is introduced by homeowners putting infested furniture into a roof or cellar – hence the common name.
EVIDENCE OF WOODWORM
- Holes about 2-3mm diameter.
- Tunnels in timber which has been sanded.
- Weakness in timber.
- Poke a hole with bradawl to test the strength.
EVIDENCE OF ACTIVITY
- Fresh granules or dust indicates activity as a mature beetle has recently emerged to lay eggs.
- The dead bodies of mature beetles between June and August indicate breeding infestation.
NB. The larvae may eat timber for 3 years in timber before maturing in the adult beetle state
Precautions we take while using chemicals
- Dampco is a member of the BWPDA and PCA so conforms to government legislation
- We uphold the Control of Pesticides Act’s basic principles
- Chemicals will only be handled by trained staff
- Care will be taken to contain spillages and ensure chemicals do not pollute the environment
- Chemicals will not be used without good cause
- Human health and safety are paramount
- Non chemical methods of treatment will be adopted wherever economically possible
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