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At Ecoplagas we are experts in the treatment and eradication of all types of pests and disinfection. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need us to help you make your home a safer place.
At Ecoplagas we have the necessary authorization to carry out eradication and elimination of woodworm pests and we provide you with effective and highly reliable solutions.
We are experts in extinction of woodworm, guaranteeing the elimination of these uncomfortable insects that appear on wood and that can damage its structure from your home or facilities.
With the appropriate measures and with a great team of professionals like the ones that makes up our company, we will be able to eradicate and control the pests that have occurred in the wood.
Thanks to the experience that supports us and to our solutions, we have managed to position ourselves as a benchmark company in the field of woodworm pests elimination
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If you have detected any woodworm infestation in the wood, send us the following information and we will quickly prepare a tight budget that meets your needs.
- Contact information, email and telephone number.
- Address and size of the space to be treated or quantity of furniture.
- Where you have detected the presence of insects, small holes or sawdust.
What is woodworm?
Different species of xylophagous beetles deposit their eggs in cracks and fissures in the wood. When they hatch, tiny larvae emerge that penetrate into the wood, from which they will feed until they reach adulthood. These larval stages are what we commonly know as woodworm.
These insects can seriously damage wood. To avoid this, it is important to detect and eliminate them quickly. In our company we are specialists in diagnosing this problem and we will evaluate your situation by giving you the most efficient solutions.
The area of wood that is attacked by woodworm is the softest and most external which is called sapwood. It spreads more easily in spaces with little ventilation and high humidity.
DEFINITION AND TYPES
In Spain, we differentiate 3 types of xylophagous beetles that can affect wood. The most common is the one belonging to the “Family of the Anobids” among which there are species such as the “Woodworm of the furniture” or the “Woodworm of the clock”. Another class is the one that makes up the “Family of the Cerambicids” called commonly “Big Woodworm or Capricorns”, and finally we find the “Family of the Lyctids” which we can also be known by the name of “Woodworm” or “Woodworm Moth”.uet”.
EATING HABITS AND BEHAVIOUR
The damage caused by woodworm occurs in its larval stage. At this point, the larvae generate galleries through which they move, feeding on the compounds present in the wood and weakening its structure.
Woodworms have different eating habits, depending on the family to which they belong. Generally, Anobids prefer dry wood, and although they can attack hard as well as soft wood, they prefer the latter, such as pine and fir.
Cerambícidos, have a greater predilection for fresh wood (that has been cut recently) without distinguishing whether they are soft or hard, being able to feed on both the sapwood and the heartwood (inner and more resistant part of the wood).
The Lyctids feed on hardwood that has a high starch content, such as oak and walnut, and a humidity between 10% and 30%.
The life cycle of woodworm begins with the placement of the eggs by the beetle in the cracks of the wood. Once they have hatched, the larvae go inside the wood to feed, generating galleries that weaken the pieces inside.
When the larvae mature, they metamorphose, emerging in the form of beetles. They then make holes in the surface of the wood, which usually happens in the hottest months, from April to September.
This cycle repeats itself when the beetles, which are already outside the wood, again deposit their eggs in the cracks in the wood. These adults have the ability to fly, so they can spread the pest to new elements or pieces.
How woodworm affects wood
At Ecoplagas we effectively eliminate xylophagous insect pests, however, we will monitor and prevent them through our treatments, which will provide you with peace of mind and security to keep your wood in perfect condition.
Although it is true that the problems caused by woodworm manifest themselves in the long term, there are always hints that help us detect it to begin its control and elimination.
Woodworm does not put our health at risk, although the best thing to do to live in a clean and healthy environment is to detect it and eradicate it as soon as possible in order to prevent it from spreading or causing damage.
DAMAGE TO THE FURNITURE
Our company permanently eradicates woodworm from furniture, however, the wood is damaged both inside, by the tunnels that the insects have built, and outside, when the pupae turn into a beetle and create holes in its surface.
If the woodworm plague is very extensive and has affected structural elements of the building such as pillars and wooden beams, there is a serious danger of collapse. Therefore, if our property has wood in its load-bearing elements, it is vitally important to be watched out for signs of woodworm.
Signs of a woodworm infestation
Evidence of structural damage of the infected wood are the tunnels or galleries they make during their growth phase. However, the most obvious sign to detect woodworm is the appearance of small holes on timber surfaces, which are produced when the larvae turns into a beetle.
Cracks in wood
At Ecoplagas we recommend checking the cracks in your furniture or wooden structures to detect the presence of small beetles that deposit the eggs that will later give rise to woodworm. If you notice any insects, it is time to prevent the appearance of the woodworm infestation in the wood.
Once the woodworm has grown to maturity and metamorphoses into a beetle, it will rise to the surface of the wood through tiny holes. If you observe any in your furniture, we recommend that you contact our company and we will eliminate the plague of woodworm.
Fine dust trail
Woodworm creates tunnels or galleries inside wood and expels its faeces through tiny holes, leaving a sawdust-like trail on furniture or wooden structures. With our solutions we will leave the wood, permanently and completely free of pests.
At Ecoplagas we are experts in the elimination of woodworm in Alicante, Valencia, Albacete and Murcia
Ecoplagas Pest Control has the technical means and adequate personnel to deal with wood pests in any area of the province of Alicante, Valencia, Albacete and Murcia.
Thanks to our experience in the elimination of xylophagous insects, we have developed the most effective methods with full guarantees of success that will allow you to get rid of any pests in your furniture or wooden structures.
Our clients profile
If you have a company in which your furniture or structure is made of wood, we recommend that you check timber carefully so as to detect as soon as possible the presence of woodworm. In that case, we ensure that we will eliminate the pest in the shortest possible time so as not to interrupt the activity of your company.
Old houses that have a wooden structure, and those where there is wooden furniture in areas with high humidity, are prone to woodworm pests, so do not hesitate to contact Ecoplagas when you notice any evidence of their presence and we will evaluate the situation to implement the best solutions.
Our company also offers its extensive services for Public Organizations, for which our team of professionals works with the best technical equipment and with the greatest speed, favouring that the plague is definitively eradicated and business activity can return to its usual rhythm.
Quality and service
At Ecoplagas we are holders of all the necessary licenses to apply pest eradication treatments, guaranteeing our clients a service of the highest quality and reliability.
EQUIPMENT AND STAFF
Our staff is highly qualified and have the most complete training for the elimination of pests, which together with the most modern equipment and the most effective methods, manage to eliminate any woodworm.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAJECTORY
Throughout our professional career we have acquired the necessary experience to offer effective and definitive methods, thanks to which we have managed to position Ecoplagas as a benchmark company within our sector.
Our clients fully trust our solutions, and we exceed all their expectations, making them highly satisfied.
SPEED AND EFFECTIVENESS
When detecting a woodworm plague, we must eliminate it within a short time so that it does not continue to spread and does not affect the wood to a greater extent. So, in our company, we have acquired with our clients the commitment to eradicate pests in a minimum period of time and we guarantee that their furniture will not be affected by woodworm again.
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