• Cellar Tanking Systems and Basement Conversions
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • High Pressure Damp Proof Course Injection
  • Same day 1 hour return Woodworm Spray Treatments
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • Condensation and Black Spot Mould Treatments
  • Cellar Tanking Systems and Basement Conversions
  • Wet Rot and Specialist Dry Rot Treatments
  • Same day 1 hour return Woodworm Spray Treatments
We want to show you why some work needs to be carried out and what causes the damage to your home,
so we will show you what the surveyor is looking for and how we can repair the damage to your property.

Woodworm Treatments

Woodworm treatments are carried out using a high pressure spray that soaks into the wood. This protection is guaranteed for 30 years.

During the woodworm treatment, specialist protective clothing must be worn. It is not advisable that any children or pets are present on the day of the treatment. The spray is designed to harm insects, so any pet insects should not be present either.

This is a 1 hour return chemical called tritech. That means that after the treatment, the occupants can start using their house again after 1 hour if the correct ventilation is available. There will be a smell not unlike washing up liquid for a few hours after the woodworm treatment.

The spray is designed to break the lifecycle of the whole nest. Any woodworm will be killed on contact by the spray. Any insects inside the wood will be killed on contact with the treated wood as they eat their way out or use any treated flight holes.

As the woodworm flight holes will be on the dark side of the wood, such as the underside of the floorboards, it is very important that the treatment is carried out by professionals who will systematically treat all of the high risk timbers.

Floorboards, supporting floor joists, noggins, skirting, architraves, rafters, eves any wood inside the house must be treated as woodworm can travel to fresh sites in search of food. Even under the staircase which may be covered, the underside of every floorboard in the house, every side and every angle, must be treated by a competent technician.

The insulation in the attic must be removed, the wood treated with a woodworm spray and the insulation put back. If the rafters are dusty, they must be cleaned first or the spray will just settle in the dust and could miss the wood and the woodworm will survive. As you can imagine, a house treatment can take all day, but it will then last for 30 years.

As with all Triton Chemicals, a 30-year guarantee is available if the woodworm treatment is carried out by trained and approved contractors.

Call Aquarius free for a free survey:
0800 0730 415 or Walsall 01922 449891

Normally a whole house woodworm treatment
would cost £197 base on a normal 3 bed sized house.

Larger houses may cost more,
Time spent moving furiture may cost more,
Lifting floorboards may cost more.

We can come around and let you know
what you can do to keep the cost down to £197.


serving the West Midlands for over 10 years

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Woodworm treatments

    Woodworm

  1. Woodworm flight holes
  2. Woodworm flight holes revealed
  3. Woodworm diagram
  4. Woodworm photo
wood preservation by spraying an anti rot and anti infestation fluid
    Woodworm Spray

  • A woodworm spray treatment

Woodworm Surveys

this is what the surveyor will be looking for

The woodworm life cycle. (also known as the bookworm or common furniture beetle)

  1. An egg is laid by an adult woodworm in a flight hole (in the wood) or on the surface
  2. The egg hatches and the larvae bores into the wood immediately
  3. The larvae eats the wood (starches for sugar) for several years causing damage
  4. The larvae pupates, the emerges as an adult woodworm, eating through the wood to leave

this is what the surveyor will be looking for:

  1. The Common Furniture beetle causes 75% of all woodworm damage to properties
  2. An adult Common Furniture beetle can fly and lay around 80 eggs each year
  3. The common furniture beetle lives in dead wood, sapwood, softwood or European hardwood
  4. The common furniture beetle larvae live in the for 2 to 3 years causing damage
  5. Common furniture beetles leave flight holes of 2 ~ 2.5 mm in diameter
  6. These flight holes are usually on the dark side, or underside of the wood, such as floorboards
  7. Floorboards will be riddled with holes underneath, but clear on the surface or light side
  8. Most people discover the problem when the floorboard breaks due to the amount of damage
  9. Common furniture beetles emerge from May to August
  10. The house longhorn beetle lives in soft woods only due to its size
  11. The house longhorn beetle larvae live in the for 5 to 11 years rapid and severe damage
  12. House longhorn beetles leave oval flight holes 9 mm by 6 mm
  13. House longhorn beetles lay around 200 eggs
  14. Death watch beetles attack decaying hardwood, oak, beech, elm, walnut etc..
  15. The death watch beetle larvae live in the wood for 5 to 14 years and are very destructive
  16. Death watch beetles leave flight holes of 3 mm + in diameter
  17. Death watch beetles emerge from March to June
  18. Wood boring weevils are associated with wet fungal decays in live in decaying wood
  19. A woodworm specialist will look for signs of woodworm activity
  20. We are tracking the treatments we have carried out and notice that they are usually near woods!
  21. An active woodworm infestation should be treated immediately
  22. Woodworm numbers can expand rapidly each year
  23. Are the damp levels in the wood sufficient to support life
  24. Have the moisture levels in the wood been raised by blocked air bricks
  25. Are there sufficient airbricks for each room, we recommend 2 per room
  26. Has the drive or path been raised to block the air bricks

Small wood boring insects:

Other wood boring insects:


To break the life cycle of the woodworm

  1. All wood surfaces are sprayed with a Triton chemical treatment, especially the dark side
  2. The woodworm spray soaks into the wood, penetrating 4 to 6 mm deep
  3. The emerging woodworm come into contact with the chemical and are killed
  4. Any new woodworm eggs that have been laid will not emerge

Call Aquarius free for a free survey: 0800 0730 415 or Walsall 01922 449891
serving the West Midlands for over 10 years

see an example of our woodworm treatments

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