Woodworm In Northern Ireland

Are you home owner, home buyer, builder, damp proofer or DIYer and are worried about the condition of a property? If YES, our team has put together their most frequently asked questions about woodworm in Northern Ireland to our fully qualified surveyor Patrick Toner C.S.R.T | C.S.S.W.

How bad is woodworm?

Yes, it is bad if a woodworm infestation is not treated and eradicated they can effect the structural integrity of timbers in buildings causing the risk of hazards.

Is woodworm common in Northern Ireland?

Woodworm in Northern Ireland is common, the most common woodworm present in Northern Ireland homes is the common furniture beetle (Anobium Punctatum).

How much does a woodworm survey cost?

A woodworm survey varies in cost depending on the company although a qualified damp and timber specialist surveyor should always be used to carry out woodworm surveys so the correct remedial works and treatment can be carried out. 

What do I do if I find woodworm in my property?

If woodworm is found to be active in a property contact a professional timber specialist company like Toner Damp Proofing Ltd for advice on the course of action needed to eradicate the woodworm.

Can I treat woodworm in winter?

While woodworm may not be visibly active during winter, the preparation and treatment of suspected infected timbers can be treated in winter as the insecticide used by Toner Damp Proofing Ltd deeply penetrates the wood therefore will eradicate the woodworm at all life cycle stages.

Should I treat woodworm myself?

Most woodworm treatments require a guarantee therefore a specialist woodworm treatment company like Toner Damp Proofing Ltd would carry out the treatment using high strength woodworm eradication products for commercial use only however there is a ready to use concentrate available called No Hydro Woodworm Treatment which can be used by yourself to treat small woodworm infestations.

Is woodworm treatment safe?

Woodworm treatment products should only be used by professionals unless otherwise stated on the product.

What is the best treatment for woodworm?

The best woodworm treatment on the market for professionals is Lignum I62.5 and No Hydro Woodworm Treatment for small DIY jobs.

What happens if woodworm is left untreated?

If a woodworm infestation is left untreated they can effect the structural integrity of timbers in buildings causing the risk of hazards.

How to stop woodworm from spreading?

Woodworm will not attack dry wood within properties, so keep wood dry to prevent spread and contact a company like Toner Damp Proofing Ltd to inspect and eradicate the outbreak area.

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