Founded in 1972, Preservation Treatments are specialists in property preservation and provide expert woodworm control to domestic and commercial sectors.
The generic term woodworm relates to the larval stage of many species of wood boring insects. The initial attack is made when an adult beetle lays eggs in small cracks on the timber surface. The resulting larvae that hatch will bore into the wood in search of cellulose to feed on.
The larva will create a chamber within the wood in which an adult beetle will emerge after metamorphosis. The new adult will continue to tunnel through the wood in an attempt to exit wood, creating a small visible flight hole. The adult will then seek to mate and start the whole process once more.
The tunnels and chambers that have been created in this process will lead to decay and weakening of the timbers.
TYPES OF WOOD BORING INSECT
Woodworm control case studies
This particular enquiry came from a Chartered Surveyor, who was acting for a young couple intent on purchasing their first house. It was clear that previous repair works had been carried out in a number of different areas but carried out to a poor standard.