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Wood Destroying Infestations

Wood Destroying Infestations

Posted on 13/01/2016 in

In keeping with modern environmental standards and practice, BAR Preservation favour a holistic approach to timber decay; keeping the use of pesticides to a minimum and concentrating on fighting fungal decay using desiccation methods.

When the need for a chemically assisted treatment is essential we use only the latest ‘green’ formulations; these offer low toxicity, low odour and minimal environmental impact.

All treatments for timber and wood infestations are effective in delivering the swift and efficient eradication of timber pests.



Woodworm is the term used for several different species of wood boring insects; the actual term woodworm relates to the insect in its larval state.

The most common are:

  • Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum) this insect is responsible for up to 75% of damage to property in Britain.
  • Wood boring Weevil (Euophryum confine) this insect is usually associated with damp timbers.
  • Death-watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) this insect usually infests hard wood and is usually associated with historic buildings such as churches and stately homes.

Wood boring insects use wood for food or as a home, boring holes and tunnels which can seriously impair the structural integrity of the infested timber. Woodworm can attack structural timbers within buildings such as floor joists, ceiling rafters and roof timbers and even wood within furniture.

If left untreated, woodworm can cause serious damage and failure of important structural supports causing collapse of floors and roofs

At BAR Preservation our qualified surveyors can carry out timber surveys to identify any insect problems and specify the correct treatment.

Our experienced technicians can carry out the correct remedial treatment with the minimum disruption possible with up to date micro emulsion insecticides applied by spray brush in paste form or by injection. As full members of the PCA can offer the best guarantees in the industry


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