After one of our experienced surveyors has carried out a thorough inspection, assessing the extent of any problem, the type of woodworm involved and determined if the infestation is active, an appropriate woodworm treatment will be recommended.

We treat woodworm issues in properties of all ages and sizes.

All woodworm treatments are specially designed to disrupt at least one of the lifecycle stages of the beetles. Ours target the young larvae buried in the timber.
How to Get Rid of Woodworm
Rentokil technicians commonly use one of two specialist treatments to deal with woodworm problems – backed up with our 30 year guarantee:
Water based treatment - Designed to minimise the exposure of people, pets and the environment to chemicals used within our treatments. To assist with long-term protection the solution will remain within the layers of the timber, cracks, crevices and flight holes to prevent any future infestations becoming established. Our treatments also help in treating fungal decay.
Fogging treatment - Ecofumitech's unique fogging systems are used mainly to treat flooring and floorboards. This means that in most cases carpets and furniture do not need to be removed from the room when the treatment is being applied. All that is required is access for the carpet to be peeled back along one wall and one floorboard lifted full width. Rentokil fogging can often allow the affected room to be back in use within a few hours of woodworm treatment being completed.
Fumigation – profume is a specialist fumigation treatment which is exclusive to ecofumitech in the Kenya. It is a gas fumigant with the active ingredient Sulfuryl Fluoride. This fumigation process effectively eliminates all life stages of wood boring insect infestations.
With a lifecycle of at least 3 to 4 years there may still be some beetles that reach adulthood and emerge from the timber after treatment. This is known as 'post treatment emergence'. Any eggs that these ‘post treatment emergence’ beetles leave in cracks, crevices or old flight holes of the treated timbers will not survive, which means that the woodworm lifecycle will have been broken.
Woodworm Survey
Left untreated, woodworm has the potential to develop into a serious issue, ruining floors and furniture. We strongly recommend that a professional woodworm survey is carried out if you think you may have identified the.

 Ecofumitech Woodworm Survey
Our experienced surveyors are based across the country and are ready to carry out a thorough inspection to assess the extent of any problem and the type of woodworm involved.
They will also determine if the infestation is active, check for associated problems such as wood rot or damp and if any timbers need replacing. Based on this detailed evaluation they will then recommend any appropriate woodworm treatment.
We follow key steps to make sure we find the best treatment to suit your property.   Our professional, experienced surveyors will:
Carry out a thorough inspection to assess the extent of any problem and the species of woodworm involved.
Determine if the infestation is active, and if it actually require treatment?
Confirm the extent of repair needed and/or timber replacement required and any incidental treatment required for the remaining infected areas.
Check for associated problems such as wood rot or damp and if any timbers need replacing.
Based on this detailed evaluation they will then recommend any appropriate woodworm treatment.  The only way an accurate price can be quoted is by a qualified surveyor carrying out a full woodworm survey CALL US NOW 0724248309
Woodworm Species
Woodworm are actually the larvae of wood boring beetles.  There are several species of wood boring beetles in the Kenya. Some are more prolific than others and each have variations in lifecycle, preferred woods they infest and extent of damage they can cause.  The Common Furniture beetle is the most widespread across the Kenya; however Death Watch, House Longhorn and Powder Post beetles can also infest timbers.
With time, these wood boring insects will greatly reduce the strength of the infected wood. Infestations often go unseen - as the main damage is caused inside the timber for several years before adult beetles emerge through 'exit' or 'flight' holes.

Common Furniture Beetle
(Anobium punctatum)


Much damage caused by wood boring beetles in Kenya buildings can be attributed to the Common Furniture beetle. Its natural habitat is the broken branches of trees and areas where the tree bark has been removed.
 
Appearance
Adult beetle is 3 – 4mm in length.
Life Cycle
Larva will live for 3 - 5 years boring through timber before emerging to breed.
Habits
•    They actively fly in warm sunny weather.
•    Within homes and other buildings the furniture beetle is an exceedingly common pest.
•    Despite its name this beetle can invade more than just furniture.
•    Infestations can damage decorative woodwork, musical instruments, wooden tools and on a more serious scale wood flooring, joinery and structural timbers.
•    These wood boring beetles consume hardwoods and softwoods.

Death Watch Beetle
(Xestobium rufovillosum)


A native to Britain the Deathwatch Beetle has been well known for several hundred years. It prefers to infest hardwoods such as seasoned oak, ash or sweet chestnut which have been softened by fungal decay, meaning it is found mostly in historic buildings. These older buildings are more susceptible to Death Watch Beetle, as their timbers have been exposed to decay and infestation over a long lifetime.
 
Appearance
•    Adult beetle 5 – 7 mm in length.
•    Dark reddish brown colour.
Life Cycle
Larva tunnel in wood for 5 to 10 years before emerging.
Habits
•    Rare as far north as Scotland - the main concentration of this pest is within southern and central England.
•    This pest’s unusual name is derived from the 'tapping' or 'ticking' noise the adult beetle makes when trying to attract a mate.
•    Superstitious occupants of medieval sick rooms who heard this in the quiet dead of night, whilst keeping vigil over the sick and dying, associated this sound with being an omen of impending death.

House Longhorn Beetle
(Hylotrupes bajulus)


This beetle is not native to the Kenya, although originating in Europe this pest now has a worldwide distribution Within the Kenya. It's long established presence in Surrey has earned it the nickname of the 'Camberley Beetle'.
 
Appearance
•    Adult beetle is 8 – 25mm in length.
•    Black/brown colour with greyish hairs and 2 black spots on thorax which resemble eyes.
Life Cycle
•    Larvae tunnel between 3 to 11 years before emerging.
Habits
•    Flight holes between 3mm and 7mm.
•    Infests seasoned and partly seasoned softwoods; pine, spruce and fir most susceptible.
•    It is frequently timbers used in the roof space that are infested.
•    Damage can often be severe in timbers around the chimney area. The larvae produce large amounts of bore-dust (or frass) containing cylindrical pellets. Sometimes this is visible in the 'blistered' appearance of the surface wood. 
•    Longhorn beetles will fly freely in hot, sunny weather which enables them to spread an infestation from one building to the next.

Powder Post Beetle
(Lyctus brunneus)


One species of Powder Post Beetle is commonly found in Britain. This beetle infests hardwoods such as Oak, Ash, Elm, Walnut, Sycamore, Sweet Chestnut and African Mahogany. It attacks these wide-pored hardwoods because the female beetle is able to fit her eggs into these pores. Timbers such as Beech, Birch and Horse Chestnut have pores which are too small and are therefore rarely attacked by the Powder Post Beetle.
 
Appearance
•    Adult beetle 4 – 7mm in length.
•    Red/brown in colour.
Life Cycle
•    Adult beetles usually appear in the summer months, but in heated premises they can be found throughout the year.
•    The larvae gradually reduce the infested timber, just leaving a thin veneer of wood on the surface.
Habits
•    Emerging adults make pin-hole sized openings 1 to 2 mm in size, often called 'shot holes’.
•    Whole lifecycle is completed in about one year.
•    Primary pest of timber yards.
•    Given enough time, wood will be reduced to a mass of fine powder that crumble to the touch, hence the name 'powder post'.