Woodworm treatment products

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  1. SilverSaloon

    SilverSaloon MB Club Veteran

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    Hi

    some good property advice on this forum, so i thought i'd ask a bit about the common furniture beetle who are squatting in my new-to-me house (according to "damp specialist surveyor/salesman" which could just be touting for business, we shall see), anyway...

    I'm looking at treating the roof void timbers and floor timbers for woodworm - does anyone have any knowledge re what products to use?

    ive found this:

    INSECTICIDE FLUID / WOODWORM TREATMENT 1L MAKES 25L | eBay

    MICROTECH INSECTICIDE / WOODWORM TREATMENT CONC. 1L | eBay

    and

    WYKABOR 10 TIMBER TREATMENT FOR WOODWORM DRY/WET ROT 5L | eBay

    The 1st two are cheap as they dilute to 25 litres, wheas the wykabor 10 is 5 litres for roughly the same price.

    As i've got a large area to cover the price difference is going to be quite a bit so would the cheaper stuff be fine you reckon or should i opt for the better-known brand?

    cheers

    Derek
     
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    The first 2 contain Permethrin the last contains Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate 10% plus a surfactant to help it spread. The Permethrin would be a better insecticide than the broader spectrum DOT. Neither are regarded as particularly harmful to humans but treating a large area with stuff like this I would be inclined to leave to the professionals who will be kitted out for the job. :dk: Chose the company you use with care if you go down this route.
     
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    SilverSaloon

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    had the quote for the work from them and its a ridiculours price for spraying some stuff onto some wood. since i'm stripping the attic anyway i feel i can access it all myself and ensure its done fully. I've already got a v good mask etc so not so worried about doing the job myself, plus the budget for the renovation is tight!
     
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    I did my loft about ten years ago we had wood worm in the floor joists. Previous owner had been storing old furniture up there. I bought two 25 litre drums of woodworm treatment ready mixed from Wicks sprayed it myself. Simple job no problems since.
     
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    Wykamol

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