Timber Treatment | Damp Proofing | Dry Rot | Woodworm | Romney Marsh | Hastings | Hythe | Tenterden | Folkestone | Ashford
WOODWORM

DampGuard Timber Preservation specialist treatment for woodworm in

Romney Marsh, Hastings, Hythe, Tenterden, Folkestone and Ashford.

The first indication of woodworm is usually the appearance of a number of small round holes in the surface of the wood, often with tiny piles of wood dust beneath or around them. The holes are made by adult beetles emerging from the wood to mate and, if the holes are fresh, it is likely that many more immature grubs will still be tunneling away inside the wood.
What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is generally used to describe a number of wood boring insects, but in the UK the most common species by far is the Common Furniture Beetle
This species can be identified by the size and shape of the small round holes it produces and by the nature of the dust left behind which is cream coloured, lemon shaped when magnified and has a gritty feel.
There are several other types of wood boring insect (see below) which may be present in timbers in the UK and the correct method of treatment will depend on which species is causing the infestation. Sussex Timber & Damp will identify the insect species and apply the appropriate treatment.
Woodworm Romney Marsh
Treatment of Common Furniture Beetle is achieved by applying an effective combination of insecticide and wood preservative which eradicates the infestation and provides long term protection against reinfestation. The fluids used are pressure sprayed on to the wood and will usually contain fungicides which provide additional protection against fungal infection, such as dry rot. Before applying the preservative, any structural timbers which have been weakened will need to be removed and replaced with sound, pre-treated timber.
How is woodworm treated?
Other less common species include:
Although thankfully far less common than the furniture beetle, and currently present only in the southern Home Counties, this is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle and produces characteristic large oval emergence holes. The grubs can consume an enormous amount of wood, sometimes leaving just an outer shell of timber.
House Longhorn Beetle
As such, they can cause a great deal of structural damage and infested wood may need to be cut away and replaced.
This insect generally attacks only wood that is damp or poorly ventilated. It usually attacks the softer parts of the wood first and produces tunnels along the direction of the grain with paper thin walls in between.
Wood Boring Weevil
This type of beetle can be present as a hungry grub within the wood for up to 12 years before emerging. The amount of wood consumed in this time can therefore be extensive. It produces emergence holes in the same way as the furniture beetle but about twice the size.
Death Watch Beetle
The characteristic tapping sound associated with this insect is the male beetle knocking its head against the wood in order to attract a mate.
This beetle infests hardwoods such as oak and elm and the larvae feed on the high starch sapwood. They tunnel just below the surface, leaving a thin surface skin of wood.
Powder Post Beetle
It is important to identify the cause of the infestation and whether or not it is active as well as making an assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers before treatment.
DampGuard Timber Preservation will inspect your property and provide you with a comprehensive repair and treatment strategy at a cost competitive price and with the assurance of 30 year guarantees after the work has been completed.

DampGuard Timber Preservation

DampGuard timber preservation
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS

Ashford: 01233 637044

Hastings: 01424 575041

TimberGuard Timber & Damp Timber Treatment | Damp Proofing | Dry Rot | Woodworm  Romney Marsh | Hastings | Hythe | Tenterden | Folkestone | Ashford
WOODWORM

DampGuard Timber Preservation

specialist treatment for woodworm in

Romney Marsh, Hastings, Hythe,

Tenterden, Folkestone and Ashford.

The first indication of woodworm is usually the appearance of a number of small round holes in the surface of the wood, often with tiny piles of wood dust beneath or around them. The holes are made by adult beetles emerging from the wood to mate and, if the holes are fresh, it is likely that many more immature grubs will still be tunneling away inside the wood.
What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is generally used to describe a number of wood boring insects, but in the UK the most common species by far is the Common Furniture Beetle
This species can be identified by the size and shape of the small round holes it produces and by the nature of the dust left behind which is cream coloured, lemon shaped when magnified and has a gritty feel.
There are several other types of wood boring insect (see below) which may be present in timbers in the UK and the correct method of treatment will depend on which species is causing the infestation. Sussex Timber & Damp will identify the insect species and apply the appropriate treatment.
Woodworm Romney Marsh
Treatment of Common Furniture Beetle is achieved by applying an effective combination of insecticide and wood preservative which eradicates the infestation and provides long term protection against reinfestation. The fluids used are pressure sprayed on to the wood and will usually contain fungicides which provide additional protection against fungal infection, such as dry rot. Before applying the preservative, any structural timbers which have been weakened will need to be removed and replaced with sound, pre-treated timber.
How is woodworm treated?
Other less common species include:
Although thankfully far less common than the furniture beetle, and currently present only in the southern Home Counties, this is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle and produces characteristic large oval emergence holes. The grubs can consume an enormous amount of wood, sometimes leaving just an outer shell of timber.
House Longhorn Beetle
As such, they can cause a great deal of structural damage and infested wood may need to be cut away and replaced.
This insect generally attacks only wood that is damp or poorly ventilated. It usually attacks the softer parts of the wood first and produces tunnels along the direction of the grain with paper thin walls in between.
Wood Boring Weevil
This type of beetle can be present as a hungry grub within the wood for up to 12 years before emerging. The amount of wood consumed in this time can therefore be extensive. It produces emergence holes in the same way as the furniture beetle but about twice the size.
Death Watch Beetle
The characteristic tapping sound associated with this insect is the male beetle knocking its head against the wood in order to attract a mate.
This beetle infests hardwoods such as oak and elm and the larvae feed on the high starch sapwood. They tunnel just below the surface, leaving a thin surface skin of wood.
Powder Post Beetle
It is important to identify the cause of the infestation and whether or not it is active as well as making an assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers before treatment.
DampGuard Timber Preservation will inspect your property and provide you with a comprehensive repair and treatment strategy at a cost competitive price and with the assurance of 30 year guarantees after the work has been completed.
DampGuard timber preservation
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS
Hastings: 01424 575041
WOODWORM

DampGuard Timber Preservation specialist treatment for woodworm in Romney Marsh, Hastings,

Hythe, Tenterden, Folkestone and Ashford.

The first indication of woodworm is usually the appearance of a number of small round holes in the surface of the wood, often with tiny piles of wood dust beneath or around them. The holes are made by adult beetles emerging from the wood to mate and, if the holes are fresh, it is likely that many more immature grubs will still be tunneling away inside the wood.
What is Woodworm?
The term woodworm is generally used to describe a number of wood boring insects, but in the UK the most common species by far is the Common Furniture Beetle
This species can be identified by the size and shape of the small round holes it produces and by the nature of the dust left behind which is cream coloured, lemon shaped when magnified and has a gritty feel.
There are several other types of wood boring insect (see below) which may be present in timbers in the UK and the correct method of treatment will depend on which species is causing the infestation. Sussex Timber & Damp will identify the insect species and apply the appropriate treatment.
Woodworm Romney Marsh
Treatment of Common Furniture Beetle is achieved by applying an effective combination of insecticide and wood preservative which eradicates the infestation and provides long term protection against reinfestation. The fluids used are pressure sprayed on to the wood and will usually contain fungicides which provide additional protection against fungal infection, such as dry rot. Before applying the preservative, any structural timbers which have been weakened will need to be removed and replaced with sound, pre-treated timber.
How is woodworm treated?
Other less common species include:
Although thankfully far less common than the furniture beetle, and currently present only in the southern Home Counties, this is the most damaging UK wood boring beetle and produces characteristic large oval emergence holes. The grubs can consume an enormous amount of wood, sometimes leaving just an outer shell of timber.
House Longhorn Beetle
As such, they can cause a great deal of structural damage and infested wood may need to be cut away and replaced.
This insect generally attacks only wood that is damp or poorly ventilated. It usually attacks the softer parts of the wood first and produces tunnels along the direction of the grain with paper thin walls in between.
Wood Boring Weevil
This type of beetle can be present as a hungry grub within the wood for up to 12 years before emerging. The amount of wood consumed in this time can therefore be extensive. It produces emergence holes in the same way as the furniture beetle but about twice the size.
Death Watch Beetle
The characteristic tapping sound associated with this insect is the male beetle knocking its head against the wood in order to attract a mate.
This beetle infests hardwoods such as oak and elm and the larvae feed on the high starch sapwood. They tunnel just below the surface, leaving a thin surface skin of wood.
Powder Post Beetle
It is important to identify the cause of the infestation and whether or not it is active as well as making an assessment of the extent of the damage done to existing timbers before treatment.
DampGuard Timber Preservation will inspect your property and provide you with a comprehensive repair and treatment strategy at a cost competitive price and with the assurance of 30 year guarantees after the work has been completed.
 Timber Treatment | Damp Proofing | Dry Rot | Woodworm | Romney Marsh | Hastings | Hythe | Tenterden | Folkestone | Ashford

DampGuard Timber Preservation

DampGuard timber preservation
FREE HOMEOWNERS REPORTS

Ashford: 01233 637044

Hastings: 01424 575041

Mob: 07701 010614