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woodworm - New roofs

woodworm - New roofs

woodworm - New roofs


the root cause of the problem to provide a one-time fix

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Woodworm is a common pest problem in the UK, causing severe structural damage to homes and businesses. New roofs are particularly susceptible to woodworm infestations, making it vital for property owners to protect their investment with effective woodworm prevention. At PGH Pest Prevention, we provide comprehensive woodworm prevention services to ensure your new roof remains safe, secure, and free of pests. 

The Woodworm Problem and Its Impact on New Roofs

Woodworm is the term used for the larvae of wood-boring beetles that infest and feed on timber. The most common species in the UK is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). New roofs, especially those made from untreated timber, are attractive to these pests, as they provide a suitable environment for the larvae to grow and mature. 

The main issue with woodworm infestations is the weakening of timber structures. As the larvae feed on the wood, they create a network of tunnels, compromising the structural integrity of the roof. Left untreated, a woodworm infestation can lead to costly repairs, roof collapse, and potential hazards to occupants. 



How can I tell if I have a woodworm infestation? 

Signs of woodworm infestations include small, round exit holes in timber, powdery dust (frass) near these holes, and weakened or damaged wood. If you suspect an infestation, it’s crucial to call a professional pest control company like PGH Pest Prevention for an inspection and assessment.

How long does the woodworm prevention treatment take?

The duration of the treatment varies depending on the size of the property and the extent of the infestation. In most cases, our technicians can complete the treatment within a day.

Is the woodworm prevention treatment safe for my family and pets? 

Yes, our woodworm prevention solutions are environmentally friendly and safe for your family and pets. Our technicians will also provide guidance on any precautions you need to take during and after the treatment process.


Our Approach to Woodworm Prevention in New Roofs

At PGH Pest Prevention, we understand the importance of protecting your new roof from woodworm infestations. Our approach includes the following steps: 

2.a. Inspection and Assessment: 

Our experienced technicians will perform a thorough inspection of your property, identifying any signs of woodworm activity and assessing the level of infestation. This initial assessment will help us determine the most effective treatment plan for your specific situation. 

2.b. Treatment: 

We use industry-leading, environmentally friendly products to treat the affected areas. Our technicians will apply a woodworm prevention solution to the timber, ensuring that it penetrates deep into the wood to target and eliminate the larvae. This treatment not only eradicates existing woodworm infestations but also prevents future infestations from occurring. 

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Exceptional customer service and follow up. Very happy with this company and the quality of their work. So much greater than the previous company I initially used. Branden and Ryan were a pleasure to engage with and their knowledge of the subject at hand was very reassuring.
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Cannot recommend these guys enough! We were in desperate need of quick help with a rodent issue we were having. They were so efficient, clean and responded quickly. Communication was great, and nothing was too much of a bother. They even came back 3 weeks after the job had been completed to make sure we were happy and to check the areas. The whole team is faultless, thanks guys!!
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PGH have been brilliant. I had an issue with another pest company and wish I had used this company first! They've listened, are interested in finding a solution and couldn't have been more professional or kinder. They did a very thorough survey and developed an appropriate treatment plan and have been available to offer advice when I've called. I really would highly recommend them.
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PGH provided a great service throughout. The customer service was always friendly, efficient and prompt in making arrangements and listening to concerns. Oliver was fantastic with his investigation, his attention to detail and work all done in a very professional and friendly service. Highly recommend for peace of mind and excellence - very grateful.
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Peter surveyed the problem of birds in my roof space, and I received a detailed quote which I accepted. The work, which seemed complicated to me, was carried out as described and humanely. I am very satisfied as this problem has been causing me a lot of stress for a long time, and now it is resolved. 100% recommended.

Average price for a yyyy treatment

starts from £650 + VAT

*prices depend on size of infestation, location, property type

The cost of our woodworm prevention service for new roofs starts from £250, depending on the size of the property and the extent of the infestation. We pride ourselves on offering competitive prices and delivering excellent value to our customers. 


1. Diagnose

the root cause of the problem to provide a one-time fix

2. Solve

pest problems others can’t with our expert knowledgeable team

3. Guarantee

our long term solutions implemented or we will make it right


Yes, woodworm infestations can spread to other timber structures within your property if left untreated. Early detection and intervention are crucial to preventing the spread of woodworm and protecting your investment. 

In most cases, you won’t need to vacate your property during the treatment process. Our technicians will work efficiently to minimise disruption to your daily routine. However, we recommend avoiding the treated areas until the solution has dried completely, which usually takes a few hours.

Our woodworm prevention treatment is designed to be effective immediately. However, it can take several weeks for the treatment to fully penetrate the timber and eliminate all woodworm larvae. Following the treatment, you should see a significant reduction in woodworm activity, and within a few months, the infestation should be completely eradicated.

While it’s impossible to guarantee complete prevention of woodworm infestations, there are steps you can take to reduce the risk. These include maintaining adequate ventilation in your property to reduce moisture levels, using treated timber for new constructions, and having regular inspections by pest control professionals like PGH Pest Prevention.

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