One of the more common wood boring insects ( Anobium punctatum Spp ) common furniture beetle, in the larvae stages this is the time the beetle causes damage to timber as it moves around inside timber structures of older wood and seasoned timber, rarely attacking new or heartwood.
The larvae coming to the surface areas only when ready to pupate and when leaving the timber as an adult the first general sign of activity is the 1 - 1.5 mm exit hole and a small wood dust pile.
The adult lays eggs in the old holes, cracks and crevices and the cycle restarts to re infest the timbers.
Treatments required should be uniform and constructive the method, of application is essential to success in controlling this serious timber pest.
Treatment consists of variable applications of chemicals.
Sericata environmental services carry out extensive investigation and survey for bats and other wildlife that may be present in roof voids and advise according to the survey report. Chemical usage is linked to the environment required for treatment, particularly in older properties Natural England / DEFRA will be consulted to comfirm the chemical type that may be used and the areas to reduce the risk to non target species.
Method of application is tailor made to resolve the infestation by different woodboring insects such as Furniture & Deathwatch beetles.