King Pest Control Offer bespoke woodworm treatment London area covering the home counties 

We cover both domestic and commercial properties and offer a wide range of insect prevention and control services, including woodworm treatment London and surrounding areas. We cover all types of insects currently boasting our longest recognised guarantee plan in the pest control industry. With king pest control you can be sure your property is completely pest free and will stay that way.

 

 

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 Common Furniture Beetle 

Latin name: Anobium Punctatum

Appearance: On closer inspection, it looks like the classic beetle in terms of shape and size – but has light, green-brown colouring. A relatively small insect, it is still capable of causing structural damage to your property.

Preferred timber: The sapwood of both hard and softwood.

Type of damage: Bores extensively creating rounded tunnels, usually going with the grain of the wood - and will fly to find new wood sources.

Telltale signs: The droppings or frass of the Common Furniture Beetle are sandy, oblong pellets. The insect emerges from 2 mm diameter boreholes.

 

 

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Death Watch Beetle

Latin name: Xestobium Rufovillosum

Appearance: A slightly furry, bee-like beetle, with both dark and light brown colouring, this small insect is capable of inflecting severe timber damage.

Preferred timber: The Death Watch Beetle loves rotting hardwoods such as Elm and Oak.

Type of damage: Often associated with white rot, this beetle is a committed and extensive tunnel builder, and will take flight to find other rotting wood if needed.

Telltale signs: Creates rounded tunnels with boreholes of around 2 mm in width. Its tunnels are filled extensively with frass, which is clearly visible upon inspection. Creates a distinctive tapping sound to attract mates – often on quiet summer nights. This clock-like ticking has been associated in literature with death keeping a vigil over the dying, counting down to their demise - thus the name.

 

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Ambrosia Beetle

Latin name: Platypus spp

Appearance: A relatively long, narrow beetle, with shiny dark-brown colouring and tucked back wings. Usually found in woodland but can enter the home given the right conditions.

Preferred timber: Loves both hard and softwoods of all types, and can often be found in newly fallen trees or fresh logs.

Type of damage: This forest living beetle flies between wood sources and creates rounded-edged blue-lined tunnels that run counter to the grain. Can cause extensive damage in construction-ready timber if left unchecked.

Telltale signs: Doesn’t create a lot of frass – certainly not visible to the naked eye anyway – and exits timber through holes varying in size but often quite large compared to other types of beetles.

 

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Fan-Bearing Wood-Borer

Latin name: Ptilinus Pectinicornis

Appearance: A small, blackish-brown beetle with distinctive head fan antennae. Mainly stays in lumber yards and woodland settings and can cause significant damage to timber stocks.

Preferred timber: Tunnels extensively near the surface of hardwood, mainly focusing attention along the grain of the timber. It flies within its near environment to find wood sources.

Type of damage: Creates rounded tunnels filled with a flour-like frass – and is rarely found in domestic or business properties (which is good news considering the high level of damage it can cause).

Telltale signs: Exits through 2 mm diameter holes and stays near the surface of the timber. You can sometimes find this beetle by simply peeling back the bark on fresh or cut wood.

 

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Powder Post Beetle

Latin name: Lyctus Brunneus

Appearance: The Powder Post Beetle has reddish-brown colouring and a slightly hairy complexion. A small insect in terms of size, it can still bore very deeply into timber.

Preferred timber: Tunnels extensively into young hard sapwood under a decade in age, and follows the grain of the wood.

Type of damage: This intrepid little beetle creates a maze of rounded, conjoining tunnels and is capable of creating a high degree of damage given its small size.

Telltale signs: Leaves via small 1 mm holes and leaves a trail of soft, flour-like frass in its tunnels and at the surface of flight holes.

Types of Property we cover for insect control

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Domestic Insect control

King pest control attend properties across London and home counties to eradicate and prevent insects in domestic situations. The most obvious reasons to control insects in a home is due to the affect they can cause to your mental health and the risk of contracting a disease which in some instances can be fatal. there is also several insect pest which will damage food produce and materials.

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Estate agent and block management Insect control

King pest control attend properties across London and home counties to eradicate and prevent insects in estate agents and block management situations. The most obvious reasons to control insects in a home is due to the affect they can cause to your mental health and the risk of contracting a disease which in some instances can be fatal. there is also several insect pest which will damage food produce and materials.

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Commercial and industrial Insect control

King pest control attend properties across London and home counties to eradicate and prevent insects in commercial and industrial situations. The most obvious reasons to control insects in a commercial property is due to the affect they can cause to your reputation and the risk of contracting a disease which in some instances can be fatal. there is also several insect pest which will damage food produce and materials.

Types of Property we cover for insect control

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Fumigation Services

King pest control offer bespoke fumigation services in respect of insect eradication services. this service is offered for all types of pest across all types of properties and is our most popular service as is our most recommended treatment it works by applicating the insecticide as a wet or dry form which is then absorbed by the pest leading to eradication

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Monitoring Services

King pest control offer bespoke monitoring services in respect of insect monitoring services. this service is offered for all types of insects across all types of properties and is often used alongside our other insect treatments it works by attracting the insects and trapping them this helps by reducing numbers and helps us understand what part of the cycle is left on the remaining insects.

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Heat Treatment Services

King pest control offer bespoke heat treatment services in respect of insect eradication services. this service is offered for all types of insects across all types of properties and is often used by hotels and shelters as this service has a fast turn around and a success rate of 99% on the first visit