Further inspection whilst we we undertaken the works uncovered multiple defective joists through out the whole of the downstairs of the property.
The defective timbers were replaced and the whole house including the loft and the two upstairs bedrooms were sprayed to irredicate the woodworm.
There is a One hour re-entry time when using our products to illiminate woodworm at your property.
Water based treatment - Designed to minimise the exposure of people, pets and the environment to chemicals used within our treatments. To assist with long-term protection the solution will remain within the layers of the timber, cracks, crevices and flight holes to prevent any future infestations becoming established. Our treatments also help in treating fungal decay.
The correct treatment of a floor for woodworm requires all of the accessible timbers surfaces that form the floor to be coated with the prescribed level of an insecticidal timber treatment formulation - commonly referred to as woodworm treatment. This means coating the top and underside of all floorboards and all sub floor timbers i.e. joists and plates. Just treating the top surface of a floor without raising floorboards to treat sub floor timbers and the undersides of the floorboards will be of little benefit since two thirds of the timber surface area forming the floor will not be treated
Woodworm refers to the larvae of any wood-boring beetle, rather than one particular species. In the UK, the most common are the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum), Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium rufuvillosum), House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus) and Powderpost Beetle (Lyctus brunneus). All invade and consume wood, and then leave when they have reached maturity.
Your woodwork may be harbouring woodworm without you knowing it. Wood can be infected with eggs or larvae without it being noticeable, and you may not discover a woodworm infestation for several years. It's a common misconception that woodworm only affects old properties, in fact it can cause damage to newly constructed buildings.
Tell tale signs of woodworm include:
Even if you can't see any holes, you might also find frass escaping from the back or underside of old furniture. Again this suggests active woodworm.
However, not all of these signs of activity are cause for concern. Holes and frass might just indicate a previous woodworm infestation, long since dormant. We have treated Victorian and Edwardian houses for woodworm in Tooting, Earlsfield, Streatham, Clapham, Lewisham, Dulwich and Peckham within the last 7 months so as you can tell its a very common problem for home owners in London.
Areas covered include but not limited to London Boroughs such as: Sutton, Wandsworth, Lambeth, Fulham, Lewisham, South Croydon, Southwark, Kingston, Banstead & Reigate, Richmond.
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