Timber Treatment FAQs

Can you hear Woodboring insects?

There are two types of woodworm that you can hear in the UK – Deathwatch Beetle and House Longhorn Beetle. We usually have reports of hearing the noise at nighttime – when the house is mostly quiet, however, the noise is constant, just not obvious when there are other noises present.

Dry rot and wet rot can affect buildings of all ages, and if decay is discovered it should be identified and remedial action should be taken without delay. Fungal decay occurs in timber which becomes wet for some time and is the result of the attack by one of a number of wood-destroying fungi.

It is very important that the type and cause of the fungal decay are correctly identified before any corrective action can be considered. It is for these reasons that it is important that a detailed diagnostic inspection is carried out by a competent specialist.