quick e-mail to say thank you for all your knowledge and help which has been greatly
web site said "ring and speak to a real person", I rang, the phone was
answered immediately, the nature of my enquiry ascertained and I was promised
a call back by an expert within 10 minutes (how many times have I heard that before).
Not only was I called
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of my problem and the advice given, from your previous research and experience,
now placed my order as advised (the web site was easy to navigate and simple to
use) and will update you with the results. I have every confidence that the delivery
will go as smoothly as the rest of the process.
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Thank you. I am
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We would not hesitate in buying from you in the future.
you David, that is so helpful. I would like to say whilst writing how absolutely
incredible both Angela and Hayley have been, and how lucky you are to have two
such amazing people working for you. I would love to put something up on your
web site about them...incredible, I could not believe the trouble they went to.
This is a long difficult task, made all the more so by being in the wilds of the
Sicilian hills where nobody has a clue.
you, your Boron product was ideal and perfect for the small area I needed to treat.
web site provided just the information I wanted and the service was very good.
Control - why we use wood preservatives
the UK we are mainly concerned with woodworm treatment for Common Furniture Beetle,
(Anobium punctatum, in Latin). We need to practice safe woodworm beetle treatment
because of the long term damage that the woodworm larvae (grubs) cause in structural
and decorative woodwork in domestic houses and commercial buildings.
of the life cycle of the common furniture beetle (usually just called 'Woodworm'
for short) is important when carrying out woodworm treatment because we cannot
stop adult Woodworm beetles emerging using normal timber treatments, no matter
which surface applied woodworm treatment product we use. To eventually cure woodworm
we first need to break the 'egg laying cycle'.
furniture beetle starts life as an egg. These are laid on a bare, unpainted timber
surface, or in cracks and crevices, end grain and down old emergence holes.
These larvae hatch, bore into the sap wood, where they cause most of the damage.
The larvae feed on the wood and this 'worm' becomes larger for up to 5 years.
At some stage the wood worm moves close to the surface and constructs a pupal
Between May and
August the adult emerges from its pupal skin and chews its way out leaving the
familiar 'woodworm holes'. When they cut their way out they are not actually feeding
- the adult does not eat! When the adult beetles have emerged they mate and lay
eggs, frequently down the old emergence holes and into the pupal chambers and
tunnels. Sometimes both mating and egg laying can take place within the emergence
to stop Woodworm
treatment is essential, if active woodworm is present, in order to prevent
woodworm eggs from successfully boring into the timber and continuing the woodworm
life cycle. If woodworm, or worse still Death Watch Beetle, (or even worse still
House Longhorn Beetle) is allowed to continue to eat your wood, it will be structurally
weakened by the multitude of internal tunnels and beetle flight escape holes.
These exit holes are evidence of an attack of some type of woodworm, but the size
of the exit hole is important in determining the beetle species and hence its
life expectancy. Death watch Beetle has a much longer cycle (8 to 10 years) than
Common Furniture Beetle (3 to 5 years), so woodworm treatment, as a woodworm killer,
has to be adapted to suit the insect involved. Timber treatment is only part of
the woodworm story. Dampness also plays an important part in woodworm attack,
(woodworm prefer damp or wet timber) so timber treatment must take account of
damp, its source and its control or elimination. Fortunately, Boron based products
love moisture - they 'seek' the dampest parts of the wood, thus protecting the
most vulnerable areas.
our Qualified Woodworm Experts for safe, odour free Woodworm Treatment. We supply
a Licensed Borax product as an Insecticide - very safe, no smell and permanent.