Woodworm in the Roof
Q. A Surveyor says that I have woodworm in my roof, but I cannot find any holes or tunnels - why?
Q. Will woodworm attack my roof insulation?
Q. What damage will occur if I don't bother to treat my woodworm outbreak?
A. No damage will occur if the attack has died out naturally, or been treated previously. Firstly, look down the hole with a magnifying glass. If the wood dust and hole edges look bright in colour, it is most likely to be an 'active' infestation. An 'active' infestation is considered to mean that the insect emerged in the last 2 years and therefore Treatment is justified. If the wood dust and hole edges look grey and dirty, it is probably an old infestation and there is no need to carry out Chemical Treatment. Leaving an active attack without treatment may lead to long term damage from within the timbers, but only thin timbers, like floorboards, are likely to be structurally weakened in a few years.
Q. If I treat the woodworm with a chemical will the chemical damage my insulation or the roof lining felt?
Q. Why bother to treat a roof for woodworm?
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