Wet Rot Treatment
This common term for decay in wood covers hundreds of fungi that break down either the cellulose or the lignin in wood. They are distinct from the True Dry Rot Fungus as generally the attack is restricted to the timber that is getting wet.
Wet Rot is often seen in conjunction with insect attack from Wood Boring Weevil (Euophrym confine) or Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) among others.
We take remedial action by isolating or removing the moisture source and replacing the defective timber.
Dry Rot treatment
The True Dry Rot Fungus (Serpula lacrymans) is a brown rot that gets its common name from the condition it leaves the wood in after it has consumed all the cellulose.
To treat a Dry Rot attack, we will irrigate the affected walls with a fungicide, and create any necessary cordons sanitaires.
Wood boring insects can be introduced into the home in various ways:
Affected timber being built into the house at time of construction.
Brought into the house by infested furniture.
Brought into the house on twigs or plant matter carried by birds.
Fly into the house as adults.
Eradication varies according to the insect concerned but control is generally achieved by the use of insecticides.
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