What Woodworms’ Presence Can Mean for Property Owners

What are woodworm?

Woodworm is a broad term for wood boring beetles including the Death Watch Beetle and the Common Furniture Beetle, the two most common in the UK.

How does a woodworm infestation start?

They don’t fly, that’s a common misconception. Woodworm may blow in to a property from soft or hardwood trees nearby or be installed in the item of furniture or timber already when they arrive on site. Perhaps via a reclaimed timber joist, a damp piece of furniture from a garage or an antiquity made from wood. They do not migrate habitually so one affected piece does not indicate a property-wide infestation.

How does a woodworm infestation continue to live?

The mother lays her eggs in safe positions to allow them to hatch 10-14 days later and they tunnel in to their new habitat-food source; they eat the cellulose in the timber to survive.

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How to Get Rid of Scorpions from Your House

Scorpions are not only menace-looking but also venomous, so they can pose health risks. Because they are able survive in tough environments, you can find them almost anywhere. However, they are more common in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California. In these places, scorpion infestation can get so severe that it becomes essential to keep in contact with Mesa scorpion control. If you want to get rid of the scorpions from your house yourself, you can do the following:

One: Seal your home.

Because of their small size, scorpions can enter your home through a hole as small as a credit card. To avoid this, check your doors, walls, and windows. Are there any holes? If there are, caulk them. Keep the windows sealed. If you need to open them, at least put up a screen, so you won’t invite scorpions. Lastly, close the doors when you are not … Read the rest