Woodworm Treatments in Essex, East London, and North London
Woodworm is a generic term for a range of beetles native to the UK, including the common furniture beetle, house longhorn beetle, wood-boring weevil, and death watch beetle. These insects lay eggs in the crevices of your woodwork which, when they hatch, burrow down deep into the wood. Here the growing larvae feed on the cellulose that holds the wood together, weakening the timbers. While they may not cause much damage on their own, an infestation commonly consists of dozens of these larvae. When fully grown, the beetles chew their way out of the wood, leaving those distinctive “pin-holes” that are such a clear sign of woodworm infestation.
From our office in Loughton, our team of woodworm specialists cover the whole of Essex, as well as North London and East London. They provide effective woodworm treatments to customers far afield as Buckhurst Hill, Chingford, Epping, Loughton, Ongar, Waltham Abbey, Wanstead, Woodford Green, and beyond.
Professional Woodworm Treatments in Essex
As your local wood worm treatment specialists, we have much to offer our customers across Essex. Here is a few of our more popular services…
Assessment of Woodworm Infestation
It can be difficult to assess the scale of a woodworm infestation or the extent of the damage it has caused without the proper experience and knowledge of their habits.
Our team of wood worm treatment experts can tell the difference between the different species of woodworm and identify how badly they have affected your timbers.
Applied Chemical Treatments
For most types of woodworm, the most effective solution is to coat the affected timbers with a chemical insecticide.
This serves a dual purpose, killing off any new larvae as they hatch from their eggs and doing the same to the full-grown insects as they emerge from the wood. This wood worm treatment will also prevent future infestations.
Injected Chemical Treatments
Certain types of woodworm (notably the house longhorn beetle) cannot always be killed off by the applied insecticide treatment.
This is because the larvae bury too deep into the wood to be affected, causing severe weakening of your timbers. The appropriate wood worm treatment here is to inject the same insecticide directly into existing bore-holes.
Timber Repairs and Replacements
If we catch the infestation in time, your woodwork will be as strong as it ever was.
If the insects have been there for a while, the damage might have significantly weakened the timbers. In these circumstances, it is essential that we replace the wood as soon as possible, to protect the structural integrity of your property.
Why Choose Property Care Services Ltd?
There are plenty of reasons to choose us for your woodworm treatment needs in Essex, East London, and North London. Here is just a few of them, based on feedback from our existing customers…
In the years we have been in business, we have built a reputation for excellence among our customers across the South East. It is a reputation we have worked hard to build and one that we work even harder to maintain. If you want to know what our previous customer think of our service, check out our Reviews page.
With a trading history going back more than thirty years, we are one of the South East’s longest serving wood worm treatment companies. Our team of experts have been part of the industry for even longer, with decades of relevant experience treating all manner of woodworm infestations. This ensures an effective job every time you call us out.
From our Loughton office, we travel across a large part of the South East, providing essential woodworm treatments to domestic customers and commercial clients alike. Our team of woodworm experts cover the whole of Essex, North London, and East London, including properties in Buckhurst Hill, Chingford, Epping, Loughton, Ongar, Waltham Abbey, Wanstead, Woodford Green, and beyond.
Get in touch
For a woodworm treatment company you can rely on in Essex, East London, and North London, contact Property Care Services Ltd today. Call us on 0208 506 2233 for a free, no-obligation quote.