How We Treat Woodworm

Treating Woodworm

The most important part of treating woodworm is making sure the treatment being used is correct. There are a varied amount of types of woodworm, as explained here, so it’s important the identification is done properly. Once we are happy with the diagnosis of woodworm, we can provide the most effective treatment.

At Timberwise, we have been treating woodworm in an array of types of property for almost 50 years , so trust us when we say ­ we know our stuff!


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Treating Woodworm

Methods of Removing and Killing Woodworm

There are a number of ways of removing and getting rid of woodworm. At Timberwise, we always opt for the water-based spray treatment due to its effectiveness and its efficiency in killing woodworm. An advantage for property owners is that it allows re-entery into the treated area just a few hours after the treatment has been done.

To treat the wood and timbers, our technicians will enter the infected area to initially prepare for the treatment. Preparation involves:

  • Moving furniture
  • Gaining full access to the room
  • Take up floor boards is necessary
  • Clean timbers so they are free of dust

Once our technicians are happy, they will protect themselves with the most appropriate protective equipment and begin spraying the water¬-based treatment directly onto the wood. The solution will be absorbed into the wood over a period of about an hour, killing and getting rid of all living woodworm and eggs near the surface. Woodworm that are already deep inside the wood will be killed as they eat through the treated timber upon emergence.This could be some considerable time after the treatment has been applied dependent on the life cycle of the woodworm.

The solution and treatment is guaranteed for 20 years, giving you peace of mind that the treatment is effective.

Prevent Woodworm

How to Prevent Woodworm

Woodworm itself is almost unpreventable due to the nature and living habits of the woodworm. However, there are a couple of tips we can provide that can help keep them away.

Firstly, make sure any firewood is kept outdoors. Bringing wood from outdoors and leaving it within your property could be bringing in a live infestation into the home.
Secondly, wood boring weevils are attracted to damp and moist timber or wood. So making sure your property is dry and fully protected from the elements will also help keep these creatures at bay!

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have an infestation, once the woodworm treatment spray has been complete, this solution remains active for over 20 years, acting as a preventative for any future potential infestations.

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Got a Woodworm problem? Call 0800 288 8660 or