Alliance understand the importance of dealing with Woodworm and have helped many clients with this problem and cover the following areas:-
- Perth & Kinross, Dundee & Angus, Fife, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Stirling
Woodworm is the damage caused by the larvae of various types of beetles. Adult beetles enter a property through doors, windows, vents or eaves, looking for a place to lay their eggs. As the larvae grow, they feed on wood - doors, window frames, beams, skirting boards, or anything else that suits them – often for several years. When grown they emerge as adults from the ‘flight holes’ seen on the timber. The adults can then return to the same wood to lay their own eggs, starting the cycle all over again.
- Small round holes on the surface of the wood or tunnels within it
- Trails of frass (the wood powder left behind by the beetles)
- Adult beetles emerging from ‘flight holes’ or dead beetles in the area
- Weakened wood
The adult beetle will usually emerge from the flight holes visible on the surface of the timber between late March and early August. The characteristic circular flight holes are 1–2mm in diameter. After mating, females will lay their eggs on the surface, crevasses or old flight holes of surrounding timber. After the eggs hatch a new life cycle will begin.