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If you are unsure whether your property suffers from wood damage or other problems related to the wood, we can determine this for you. Piket services carries out an inspection without obligation within two working days. Request your inspection below.

Wood destroying organism

Welcome to our website dedicated to wood insect control. Here you will find general information about the lifestyle of wood insects, how you can recognize infestations and how our company can effectively combat fight.

Lifestyle of wood insects:

Wood bugs are small insects that feed on wood. They have specific characteristics and lifestyle habits that influence the level of damage they can cause.


Here are some important wood insect species you may encounter:

  1. Woodworm beetle:The woodworm beetle lays eggs in cracks and holes in the wood. The larvae feed on the wood, digging passages and tunnels. Over time, the larvae turn into adult beetles and leave the wood through small holes.

  2. Longhorn beetle: The longhorn beetle lays eggs in the wood and the larvae bore deep into the wood to feed. They can cause significant damage by digging long corridors and tunnels. After maturing, the larva turns into an adult longhorn beetle and leaves the wood.

  3. Variegated rodent beetle: The colorful rodent beetle lays its eggs in the wood, from which larvae hatch that feed on the wood. They dig irregular tunnels and cause damage to the wood. After the mature phase, the larvae pupate in the wood and emerge as adult beetles.

  4. Sapwood beetle: The sapwood beetle lays eggs in the sapwood, the softer part of the wood. The larvae feed on the sapwood and dig tunnels, weakening the wood. After the larval phase they turn into adult beetles that leave the wood through small holes.


Recognizing damage: It is important to recognize damage by wood insects in a timely manner. Look for the following signs:

  1. Small holes in the wood surface: Wood insects bore their way through the wood, leaving small holes behind. The size and shape of the holes can vary depending on the species of wood insect.

  2. Sawdust-like material: Wood insects leave sawdust-like material near the holes. This is the result of the insects drilling and feeding.

  3. Weak wood structures: Infestation by wood insects can lead to weakening of the wood, making the structure unstable. Look for signs of weakening, such as loose areas or subsidence.

Our approach to control:

At our company we specialize in effectiveto fight of wood insects, including the woodworm beetle, longhorn beetle, variegated rodent beetle and sapwood beetle. We use advanced techniques and treatments to eliminate the insects and prevent further damage.

We also offer advice and guidance on preventive measures to prevent future damage. This may include applying wood protective coatings, ventilation improvements or other modifications.

At our company we strive to effectively combat the attack of wood insects and restore the integrity of your wooden structures. Contact us today for a professional and effective approach to wood insect problems.

Combat woodworm
Combat woodworm
Combat woodworm
Combat woodworm

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Frequently asked questions about combating woodworm

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  • What are the signs of fungus infestation in my home?
    Signs of fungus infestation can vary, but common indicators include discoloration or distortion of woodwork, loose floor tiles, musty odors and even visible mold growth.
  • Is fungus infestation harmful to my health?
    Yes, fungus infestation can cause structural damage to your home as well as be harmful to your health, especially for those with allergies or breathing problems. It is important to take fungus infestation seriously and tackle it as quickly as possible.
  • How can I prevent fungus infestation?
    To prevent fungus infestation, it is important to tackle moisture problems in the home, such as leaks or damp basements/crawl spaces. In addition, it is regularly important that there is sufficient ventilation in the basement/crawl space
  • What can I do if I suspect that my house is affected by fungi?
    If you suspect that your home is affected by mold, it is wise to have a professional inspection carried out by a certified mold control company. We can provide you with this inspection. Request a free inspection on this page.
  • How long does it take to remove fungus infestation?
    The time required to remove fungus infestation may vary depending on the extent of the infestation and the control methods used. In some cases it may take several hours to days for the fungus infestation to be completely removed and the remediation work to be completed.
  • Are there natural methods to combat fungi?
    Although natural methods such as good ventilation and moisture control can help prevent fungus infestation, it is usually necessary to use professional control methods to effectively remove existing fungus infestation.
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