Woodworm Treatment Cost
What is the true cost of terminating woodworms?
Woodworms can wreak havoc to your home. They will eat away at wood-fixtures, furniture, and pricey wooden-beams, which will end up costing far more to replace in the long run. If however, you properly pinpoint and set up a target-treatment plan, you can rid your home of woodworms in a matter of days. And, if you opt to hire a licensed professional, they can offer you various treatment methods to target the problem.
The furniture beetle is the most common species of woodworms. Not only do they damage wooden furniture and fixtures, they can spread throughout the home, infest the home, and eventually cause damage to the foundation, siding, walls, and other wooden surfaces. So, the sooner you can determine the cause and location of infestation, and hire a licensed professional to treat it, the less it will cost you, and the far fewer headaches you'll have to deal with, in treating these issues.
Costs of hiring fumigation experts to treat woodworm infestation.
Things to consider when treating woodworms.
Woodworms might seem easy to remove/fumigate from your home. However, the wrong treatment method can do far more harm than good. Further, if you don’t use the right chemical-compounds, treatment solutions, and don’t go in the proper order when treating the woodworms, further infestation can occur down the road. So, consider a few of these factors, when deciding if you should hire a licensed specialist to remove the woodworms from your home.
Possible future outbreak -Sure, you can get rid of them, if you attempt to do the fumigation yourself. But, what about 6 months to 1-year down the road? If you don’t choose the appropriate method to eliminate the woodworms, future infestation can occur. This will result in more harm, damage, and obviously additional costs to you.
Dangers to your family –This is more so an issue with fumigation, and chemical-based treatments. With borno-treatment methods, or water-based treatments, you don’t have to worry about these possible complications. However, if fumigation is the chosen method to remove the woodworms, you will have to leave the home for several days, to prevent breathing conditions, or possible respiratory issues later down the road.
Damaging other surfaces –This is another issue as it pertains to DIY treatment. Sure, you choose the most potent chemical-based agent available. But, you accidentally spray it on other surfaces, or leave it on the wooden surfaces too long. Now what? If damage ensues, you might have to dispose of certain items. So, if you don’t know what you are doing, it is best to leave the fumigation and treatment up to the specialists.
It might look simple from the outside looking in. But, a quick inspection of the home will dictate just how serious the infestation really is. It will detail how deep the woodworms are on surfaces, and which areas of the home they have penetrated. All of this is relevant in choosing the appropriate treatment method, and in choosing one which will prevent future outbreaks down the line as well.
Before you attempt a DIY fumigation or treatment solution, consider a few of these aspects, to determine if you should first call a fumigator instead.
Doing it Yourself
Fumigation, or borno-treatment (most commonly used) aren’t treatments you should attempt yourself. It is best to leave woodworm treatment up to the professionals. This is not a simply DIY project you can complete over the weekend. In fact, if you don’t choose the right treatment solution, further infestation can occur down the road. And, if you choose a chemical-agent which is too strong, or isn’t specifically intended to treat and kill woodworms, you can cause damage to wooden surfaces.
Licensed professionals know what they are doing. They survey the home, floorboards, doors, furniture, and all wooden surfaces. Many will even do an inspection of foundation if there is wood below the home. So, you know they are inspecting all areas, and ruling out areas which infestation hasn’t occurred. From there, they decide upon the best treatment and solution methods. They don’t simply bomb the home with powerful chemical-agents, or start fumigating, if this is not necessary.
Professionals will offer different approaches as well. So, they will present you with the most-drastic, versus the easiest treatment methods. They will inform you of duration, costs, expectations, and how they will go about removing and ridding the woodworms from future infestations. They will provide you with full details about the services they will render, and how they will go about properly conducting surveys and treatment, to prevent issues or damage to your property.
Woodworms can wreak havoc to wooden surfaces, furniture, flooring, and even foundation. If it is properly treated at the first sign of infestation, it will greatly reduce costs and headaches. But, as a homeowner, this is not a DIY-fumigation job you should attempt. Rather, leave it up to the professionals. Not only for your peace of mind, but also to ensure you don’t cause great damage to your home, by choosing inappropriate treatment methods.
Hire a specialists for treatments.
- Choose a specialist who knows the methods: borno, water-based, fumigation, etc.
- Choose a specialist who is familiar with approaches, equipment, chemical-agents, and other treatment options.
- Make sure they are familiar with all forms of infestation (house longhorn beetle, furniture beetle, etc.).
Hiring a Tradesman Checklist
- Always get at least 2 quotes before hiring.
- Never pay the full amount upfront.
- Get the quote in writing.
- For any payment you make, always get a receipt.
- On more expensive jobs, ask for references.
- Check if the tradesman is a member of any trades associations.
- Make sure the tradesman has public liability insurance.
Should I fumigate the home?
Can I fumigate the home myself?
What does woodworm damage look like?
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Submitted by Yasmin
Wood beetle in furniture. Can see some dust.
Submitted by Bola
It's a mid-terrace house with 2 rooms, 1 kitchen, 1 bathroom and a small dining area. All over the area, there are a baby and big cockroaches. I have a 2 years child at home.
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Submitted by Evgeny
Hello, Ours is a 3-bed semi and we are getting started with a refurb project. We are making changes to our loft and addressing some damp issues and think it's a good time to get wood boring beetle infestation treatment in whilst the timbers are exposed. Please can you give us a quote,? Than...