Woodworm Identification Qualification
Q. Qualifications - what do I ask a Surveyor for if he is inspecting my house?
Q. What should the Surveyor look for?
Q. Where should the Surveyor look and how?
A. At the roof and floor timbers. If he finds holes he or she should look down the holes with a magnifying glass. If the wood dust and hole edges look bright in colour, it is most likely to be an 'active' infestation. An 'active' infestation is considered to mean that the insect emerged in the last 2 years and therefore Chemical Treatment is justified. If the wood dust and hole edges look grey and dirty, it is probably an old infestation and there is no need to carry out Chemical Treatment.
Q. I don't trust Surveyors. How can I identify these rots and insects myself?
Q. Where is woodworm dust most likely to be found?
Woodworm Identification and easily mistaken identity - your Surveyor should be aware
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