How Do I Know If I Have A Woodworm Problem?
Preparation Prior To Woodworm Treatment
If you notice that your loft is infested and requires a woodwork extermination procedure, then you will need to clean the space of insulation and other objects that are in the way. Insecticides work best on dust-free surfaces, so keep that in mind. If the floorboard and joists require treatment, then the carpeting, plasterboard, or other coverings will have to be lifted.
Woodworm Extermination in London Explained
As part of our woodworm pest control process, we will treat all infested accessible wood with a special insecticide designed for timber. This will not kill the woodworm living within the wood but the eggs that are laid on the treated surfaces. The potent formulation of this insecticide is designed to last for years and provide powerful protection for your London home. After some time, the rest of the woodworm will exit the wood and get in contact with the treated surfaces which, will effectively eradicate them as well.
A lot of the wood inside London homes is boxed off or inaccessible for treatment but this isn't an issue since the furniture beetle is more likely to lay their eggs on easily accessed areas. However, this is not a rule. This is why our woodworm control process includes a spray of the floorboards (where possible) and any other wooden items and furniture that have signs of woodworm infestation. At the end of the treatment, you will get a detailed pest control report.
Our woodworm treatment in London consists of 2 visits by a local pest exterminator.
What To Do After The Woodworm Control in London
After the treatment is completed, you need to allow for some time to pass before entering the treated areas. Make sure to also ventilate the area thoroughly. This will allow the insecticide to fully dry and be most effective for longer. Do not let people or pets walk on the treated areas until the product has dried completely. If your bare skin comes into contact with the wet insecticide, make sure to wash it off well.
Woodworm isn't the only intruder to cause structural damage to your property. A professional exterminator will be able to determine whether you need a woodworm treatment, wasp extermination, spider pest control, carpet beetle removal, or even mouse exterminator and rat pest control. Simply give us a call and let the rest in our capable hands!