Woodworm can be a scourge on the structure of a home, and unfortunately if not caught early, may cause lasting damage. As a result, it’s important to be able to detect signs early and find treatment. This way, you can salvage the timber in your home before it’s too late. If you’re worried about controlling this kind of pest, then check out our guide below on how to spot the signs fast.
Educate Yourself On The Signs
There are some telltale signs that you have a woodworm infestation, and the sooner you notice them, the better. At first, the indications can be subtle, so if you’re worried about a particular bit of timber in your home, then we recommend looking out for the following signs:
Woodworms are efficient timber consumers, and the first thing you’ll notice with an infestation is holes. If you’re seeing an abundance of tiny holes that weren’t always there, then this is a telltale sign of woodworm. Fortunately, as wood is consumed, it is also excreted, which leads us to our next sign.
Frass is identifiable as small piles of dust. This dust is the remnants of the timber that woodworm has eaten. To catch these pests early, keep an eye out for particles around your timber and regularly monitor to ensure you catch it earlier rather than later.
Monitor, Prevent & Control Woodworm
There are three stages to woodworm treatment, and these are: monitoring, preventing and controlling. To keep on top of a potential infestation you need to be vigilant. This means monitoring all the signs we’ve outlined above to get the jump on any opportunist worm invaders. Secondly, is prevention. Creating an environment that is inhospitable for these pests, and removing any other infected timber from your property helps deter the spread.
Finally, if it has gotten out of hand, it’s time to call in the professionals to control the problem. Local contractors will be well-versed and equipped to treat any wood affected.
Choose Terminate Pest Control For Efficient Woodworm Treatments
If you’ve got a woodworm problem that has gotten out control, then contact Terminate Pest Control. We’re proficient in all aspects of detection, prevention and treatment to ensure the timber in your home is safe. To find out more, give us a call today.