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Woodworm

Woodworm Treatment and elimination of woodworm

When we see the first little holes appear in our wood we realize that it is time to call a professional to save our furniture and / or structures.

The problem

In general, this type of pest is very dangerous. Woodworm is characterized by piercing the wood producing a dust called quera which, in turn, is an indicator that this xylophagous insect has settled in our structures or wooden furniture.

We protect the wood and eliminate the plague of woodworm

As with the termite, we do not realize that the woodworm is there on our furniture until the plague moves on its way to destruction. At first it is installed in our structures and little by little it advances, creating those tunnels and destroying the wooden structure.

In addition to holes, the destructive power of woodworm makes the furniture sound hollow, which is another indication of its presence.

At Illes Control we carry out treatments to prevent and cure wood
At Illes Control we carry out treatments to prevent and cure wood
Application of curative treatments for wood
Application of curative treatments for wood
The Capricorn has very long antennae
The Capricorn has very long antennae

In addition to woodworm, we can also mention the capricorn beetle.

This wood beetle is a rare but very dangerous pest. their larvae are deposited in the wood and cause real damage as they excavate tunnels to later emerge to the surface.
Although it does not usually affect furniture (tables, chairs ...) it does affect softwood and our gardens, parks and forests.
The appearance of this pest can cause the death of the tree or trees and the total destruction of the wood.

Our solution

Our team of professionals has long experience in preventive and curative treatments of wooden furniture against woodworm pests. We tell you some of the instruments we use to end them:

Sound amplifying device made by woodworm inside the wood.
Woodworm gradually creates tunnels and destroys the inside of structures and furniture.

Moisture meter

The hygrometer provides the relative humidity value in both wood and masonry walls.
It is advisable to know the humidity levels to analyze the risk of the installation.
Device that detects the moisture in the wood. The measuring electrodes consist of needles covered with insulating material along their entire length with the exception of the tip. The apparatus relates the electrical conductivity of the wood to the moisture content and reflects it on a percentage scale. Normal humidity in the wood of beams and frames is between 14 and 16% depending on the type of wood and the geographical location as well as the use to which the piece is intended (exterior, outdoors , protected, etc.).

Motion detector

Microwave emitting device used to detect movement inside structures, both masonry and wooden.
It acts as a radar detecting movement up to a distance of about 40 cm deep. The device emits non-destructive microwave radiation, which when it encounters a moving object, such as an insect, is sent back to the device and analyzed by it. Motion detection is transmitted in the form of a bar graph. The more movement there is, the wider the bar. It is used at the base of load-bearing walls, columns, beams, frame base, etc.

Our treatments against woodworm

Chemical Methods

spraying Spray treatment is suitable for uncoated woods. For this, the insecticide and / or fungicide product is applied in order to obtain a protective film on the surface avoiding the action of xylophages.

injection </ strong> Injection treatment is the most suitable for treating structural elements, such as beams and columns, and door frames, etc. With this treatment, the entire piece of wood to be treated is impregnated.

The treatment consists of applying the insecticide and / or fungicide product under pressure through injection valves . For this, the injection valves are placed separated from each other. at a distance of approximately 30 cm with a 9.5 mm drill bit and distributing them in such a way as to achieve a correct distribution of the product throughout the entire wooden element to be treated. The number, distribution and size of the valves will depend of the wood species as well as from your section.

Physical Methods

Microwaves Microwave wood treatment is the physical method of xylophage treatment of wood applied by Illes Control. This system is used to solve all the problems of infestations in installations with wood that is fixed or that is not easy to dismantle: pallets, ceilings, beams, furniture, etc.

The technique is based on the use of short waves to efficiently eliminate the pest without causing damage to the structure. Therefore, it is a system with 100% efficiency and that is respectful with the environment. It is also an odorless method.

Xylophagous fungus removal with ecowood
Xylophagous fungus removal with ecowood
Ecowood treatment to keep wood safe
Ecowood treatment to keep wood safe
Heat treatment against woodworm
Heat treatment against woodworm

Heat treatment:
The heat treatment consists of introducing the wood grinder or the piece in a chamber to which hot air is subjected, which leads to a progressive rise in temperature until the elimination of the insect and without damaging the wood.
At Illes Control we offer the furniture collection service for further treatment

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In this video you can see the operation of the ecowood machine that consists of a microwave treatment that is lethal to insects and totally harmless to wood even if it has nails or metal surfaces </p >