Woodworm Treatment - RTS Southern, Petersfield, Hampshire
Woodboring insects also pose a threat to certain timbers within a building. unlike fungal decay the majority of woodborers
do not require water to promote active attack although some are directly associated with fungal decay. However, even the common furniture
beetle, Anobium punctatum, has been known to cause structural collapse. Without doubt the most destructuve of the woodboring insects
found in the UK is the House Longhorn beetle, Hyiotrupes bajulus, which has caused collapse of roofs.
Whatever the specific insect encountered, it will at least cause degradation of the wood and unsightly spoiling; this will progressively
lower the value of the property as the activity becomes more extensive.
Examples of Work Completed
Norton Abbey, Selsey, West Sussex
Works carried out:
- Insecticide/fungicide eradication
- Treatment to various roof void timbers of ancient Abbey.
The ward room, H.M.S. Excellent, Whale Island, Petersfield, Hampshire.