Woodworm in Kensington, London


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Have you spotted the tell-tale signs of a woodworm infestation? If so, do not hesitate to get in touch with Prokil today. If you own a property in the Kensington area, you’ll be pleased to hear that we provide the most effective treatment to combat woodworm in Kensington. Our highly trained team of remedial experts can provide a complete survey and treatments that are most effective.

The consequences of woodworm can be far-reaching. If left unchecked, a serious infestation could seriously compromise the structure of any building. So, if you suspect woodworm has infiltrated your property, call Prokil now on 02038 249 446 for the best treatment for woodworm Kensington has to offer.

How Can Our Kensington Woodworm Experts Be Of Assistance?

Where woodworm is concerned, it’s important not to take any chances. The problem usually won’t resolve itself and will only worsen with time. Also, where there is woodworm, there is a strong chance that something else may be amiss too. Here at Prokil, we’re the go-to experts for treating woodworm in Kensington.

What Is Woodworm?

Despite its name, woodworm isn’t, in fact, a worm and the term does not relate to a single species. Woodworm actually refers to several species of wood-boring beetles, specifically, the larval stage. While in the larval stage, woodworm will eat through anything made of wood from furniture and floorboards to joists and rafters. This makes them a serious threat to any property.

As woodworm are usually drawn to high levels of moisture, their presence is often an indication that damp and possibly rot may also be present. You’ll find the various species of woodworm listed below, and the type will depend on the level of moisture present:

  • Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum)
  • Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium Rufuvillosum)
  • House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
  • Powder Post Beetle (Lyctus Brunneus)
  • Waney Edge Borer (Ernobium Mollis)
  • Wood Boring Weevils

How to Spot Woodworm

While only a professional woodworm Kensington expert can provide you with a rock-solid assessment, there are signs that indicate the presence of woodworm. Such signs include:

  • Holes In Any Timber Structure
  • Tunnels (Galleries) In The Wood
  • Bore Dust (Frass)
  • Crumbling Or Damaged Timbers
  • Dead Beetles

Our Treatment

Upon arrival, we will carry out a thorough inspection to determine the extent of the infestation, the type of woodworm present and whether the infestation is still active. We will also use this opportunity to determine whether there are any other issues present such as damp or rot. Our expert surveyor will then suggest the best treatment and provide you with a competitively priced quote for the work.

In some cases, it may be necessary to lift up floorboards and roof insulation, but these will be reset once the treatment is finished. Our surveyor will apply a water-based insecticide designed to eliminate any woodworm on contact. The application is quick and easy and is usually applied by spray, brush or injected as a gel or paste.

We may suggest replacing any badly damaged timbers – a service that our experts are more than capable of providing. Once the treatment is concluded, the room can usually be reoccupied in just one hour.

Why Choose Prokil?

As the number one choice for tackling woodworm in Kensington, Prokil are a company you can trust to get the job done. Our impressive reputation for delivering first-class services stretches back more than 50 years. In that time, we have become the leading remedial experts in the South of England.

Our extensive trade-knowledge and expertise combined with our polite and courteous approach offer reassurance to our many customers. We believe in providing honest and impartial advice, so Kensington woodworm treatments needn’t be a headache. But, don’t just take our word for it, have a read through our testimonials to see what other customers have had to say about us.


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