Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

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Grim Reaper
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Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

Postby Grim Reaper » 01 Apr 2013 10:52 am

Woodworm has infested the floorboards of my house. I have heard that spring/ summer is the best time to apply a woodworm treatment. Is that right or can I spray the preservatives any time of year?
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brian boyle
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Re: Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

Postby brian boyle » 01 Apr 2013 6:26 pm

I would go with a standard woodworm treatment if I was you
Like the microtech woodworm , you could use a dual purpose but really unless you had rot I would not bother
Although the argument is there must be a little bit of rot for woodworm to attack the timbers

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Re: Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

Postby Westwalesdamp » 04 Apr 2013 3:50 pm

Woodworm season runs from April to July. This is when the adult beetle emerges and takes flight. Treatment in the spring is therefore the obvious best choice if you are looking to find out when is best time to treat woodworm in houses.

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Re: Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

Postby Grim Reaper » 17 May 2013 3:04 pm

But if the chemicals work for 20years or more then surely the season in in which I treat the timbers for woodworm infestation isn't critical. Am I mistaken?
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Re: Woodworm - When is best to apply treatment?

Postby Carl Samson » 03 Jun 2013 6:55 pm

You can treat at anytime as the life cycle of the beetle is approx 3 years , so you will never kill until the beetle eats in or out of the timber , I would always treat in the spring or summer as the chemicals dry quicker but nor a problem to treat anytime really
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