Close up of a piece of beech wood, infected by the common woodworm (Anobium punctatum). Diameter of the holes is about 1 mm to 1.5 mm. More examples
The most common form of woodworm infestation in the North and North East of Scotland is produced by the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum), or more easily understood as ‘Woodworm’. Diagnosis is fairly straightforward and if there is no record of any previous treatment then it is advisable to have the area looked at by a specialist like ourselves.
Treatment of Woodworm
We use a water based solution that is provided by a UK based company with over 80 years experience in their field called Wykamol, and we happen to be one of only two companies in the North of Scotland to be approved contractors. After treatment re-entry is normally around 1-2 hours, and the process is usually unobtrusive.
Our experience shows that woodworm tends to be found in areas with a higher moisture content than normal e.g. attic/roof spaces, kitchens and bathrooms, along perimeter walls, on ground floor timbers with poor ventilation. Live or recent problems can usually be identified by the 1-1.5mm exit holes left by the woodworm larvae as they pupate and fly off, leaving a light coloured dust (frass) and holes behind.
Examples of Woodworm Treatments carried out by McKnight Building Preservation
If you suspect there maybe woodworm affecting your property, get in touch with McKnight Building Preservation on the following.
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