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Woodworm Treatment

After one of our experienced surveyors has carried out a thorough inspection, assessing the extent of any problem, the type of woodworm involved and determined if the infestation is active, an appropriate woodworm treatment will be recommended.

We treat woodworm issues in properties of all ages and sizes. All woodworm treatments are specially designed to disrupt at least one of the lifecycle stages of the beetles. Ours target the young larvae buried in the timber.

How to Get Rid of Woodworm

Rentokil technicians commonly use one of two specialist treatments to deal with woodworm problems - backed up with our 10 year guarantee:

  • Water based treatment - Designed to minimise the exposure of people, pets and the environment to chemicals used within our treatments. To assist with long-term protection the solution will remain within the layers of the timber, cracks, crevices and flight holes to prevent any future infestations becoming established. Our treatments also help in treating fungal decay. 

  • Fogging treatment - Rentokil's unique fogging systems are used mainly to treat flooring and floorboards. This means that in most cases carpets and furniture do not need to be removed from the room when the treatment is being applied. All that is required is access for the carpet to be peeled back along one wall and one floorboard lifted full width. Rentokil fogging can often allow the affected room to be back in use within a few hours of woodworm treatment being completed.

  • Fumigation - ProFume is a specialist fumigation treatment. It is a gas fumigant with the active ingredient Sulfuryl Fluoride. This fumigation process effectively eliminates all life stages of wood boring insect infestations.

With a lifecycle of at least 3 to 4 years there may still be some beetles that reach adulthood and emerge from the timber after treatment. This is known as 'post treatment emergence'. Any eggs that these ‘post treatment emergence’ beetles leave in cracks, crevices or old flight holes of the treated timbers will not survive, which means that the woodworm lifecycle will have been broken.