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Woodworm Control

Woodworm Treatment

Abate Pest Management Services has provided woodworm treatments since 1999.

Why Use Abate for Woodworm Removal?

  • We have over 20 years’ experience in providing woodworm control treatments to householders and businesses throughout Norfolk
  • We will treat a woodworm infestation quickly and efficiently, and will put measures in place to stop the issue from recurring
  • We offer a 100% money back guarantee
  • As members of the British Pest Control Association, we abide by their strict industry Codes of Best Practice
  • We are ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited, giving you peace of mind that our processes have been strictly audited and found to be effective and professional
  • We are CHAS accredited and a SafeContractor – putting health and safety competence first
  • We protect staff, customers and members of the public through risk and COSHH assessments

Woodworm can be a major issue to both residential and commercial properties. Generally, woodworm infestation can be identified via small round holes in timber with dust below, but they can also be identified in a building survey, where you are informed that there are wood-boring insects present.

Woodworm can be introduced into the house in second-hand furniture or even chopped logs for your fire, but the beetles are also capable of flying in through a window from nearby branches of trees. They may then attack floorboards, joinery and, more seriously, structural timbers such as rafters and joists.

We recommend a thorough free site survey, completed by one of our skilled surveyors to establish the pest and the extent of the problem before recommending the correct application.

Our expert woodworm technicians will carry out a survey, discuss your problem, and provide recommendations for effective treatment, including associated costs. While we will treat your property (floorboards, timbers etc), we do not treat furniture. 


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Our Woodworm Treatment Service

We offer an easy woodworm treatment service, which includes the following process:

1. Contact

Call or email us to discuss your pest problem and we will give you advice or arrange for our local technician to make a visit.


2. Survey

We will arrange a survey at a time convenient for you and provide a quote and pest recommendations. 


3. Treatment

Abate Pest Management, BPCA certified technicians will visit to treat your pest problem. 

4. Guaranteed Service

We offer guarantees on our work.

Call us on 0800 980 9767 to book your local pest control technician.

Useful Information

Woodworm is the general term used to describe all wood boring pests. The most common is the furniture beetle. The adult furniture beetle is a small brown insect which flies quite readily.

The female lays her eggs on rough unpolished wood and the grubs bore straight into the wood leaving no trace until they emerge 3 years or so later. This is usually between May and September.

Other wood boring insects include:

  • Deathwatch Beetle
  • House Longhorn
  • Powder Post Beetle
  • Wood Boring Weevils
  • Ambrosia Beetle
  • Fan Bearing Wood Borer
  • Wood Borer and Wharf Borer


Our home has woodworm, and I'm looking for a woodworm specialist near me in Norfolk. Can you help?

Yes! If you have noticed signs of woodworm in your home or business property, get in touch with us today, as we will help.

I'm looking for a woodworm treatment company near me in Norwich. Can you help?

Yes! We are based on Norwich and operate nationwide, eradicating woodworm beetles in residential and commercial properties throughout the UK.

I'm looking for a woodworm treatment near me in Cambridge. Can you help?

Yes! Our highly experienced team of woodworm specialists provide woodworm treatments throughout Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

How can I tell if woodworm is active?

The best way to find out if you have active woodworm in your house or property is to look out for following signs:

  • Tiny beetles on or near the affected item, either dead or alive.
  • Fresh dust under or next to the holes.
  • Being able to see lighter coloured wood inside the holes, which have sharp edges.
  • Wooden beams and joists showing signs of edges breaking away to reveal fresh, light wood underneath.
How to get rid of woodworm in the UK?

If you want to know how to kill woodworm, the best thing to do is to call in a professional woodworm service, who can administer the most appropriate type of woodworm killer to the surface of the timber.

What do woodworm beetles look like?

People often want to know what woodworm looks like, but woodworm larvae and adult beetles are very tiny and rarely seen. You are far more likely to see their exit holes in a variety of types of wood, than seeing the tiny brown beetles themselves.

What causes woodworm and how does woodworm spread?

Woodworm is caused by a beetle infestation, most commonly furniture beetles or death watch beetles. They can be introduced into the house in second-hand furniture, firewood or even simply by flying in through a window from nearby branches of trees.

How do you treat woodworm?

The best way for you to treat your woodworm problem is to call in a professional woodworm removal service, like Abate. Our highly experienced team will thoroughly survey the situation and administer the best woodworm treatment for the job, once they have correctly identified the type of wood boring beetle causing the issue.

How much does woodworm treatment cost?

The cost of woodworm treatment depends on where the problem is and the extent of the infestation. For example, woodworm can be in floorboards or structural joist which require different types of treatment.  At Abate, we offer a cost-effective, pragmatic, and honest woodworm treatment service, ensuring that you do not need to pay more than required to eradicate your infestation.

Get in touch today

Get in touch for a free quote, survey or to book a service.

Head Office
Abate Pest Management Services
Hawkfield House
20 Chapel Road
Morley St Botolph
NR18 9TF

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