Timber Treatment & Infestation in Cambridge

How we can help with Timber Treatment...


If you’ve noticed small holes or signs of decay in timber within your home, it must be professionally treated as soon as possible.

At Propotec, we have many years of experience when it comes to identifying timber infestations, meaning we can quickly devise the best solution to alleviate it.

Our timber infestation specialists are on hand to efficiently resolve and treat timber infestations across London, East Anglia and the Midlands, ensuring that your home’s timber is structurally sound and at no risk of potentially collapsing.

To book a survey of your timber, please get in touch with our specialist team today.

How Timber Treatments Work

Timber infestations normally start from insects such as beetles feeding on the timber. Visible holes in the timber are created at the stage of life when the insects metamorphosise into an adult insect and bore their way out of the timber.

When adults reach the surface, they mate. The female then lays eggs back into the timber and the whole process is repeated.

There are four main types of beetle of timber infestations, which may be identified most easily by the size of flight holes they leave, but in general, they have the same effect – the destruction of timber.

  • - The Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum) causes holes of up to 2mm diameter
  • - The Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) forms round holes up to 3mm in diameter
  • - House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus) emerges from an opening up to 6mm wide and 10mm long
  • - The Wood-Boring weevils (Euophryum confine and Pentarthrum huttoni) have irregularly shaped holes measuring 1mm in width

Our timber surveyors will consider the condition of your timber before applying the best treatment. We will thoroughly clean down your infested timber and apply our cost-effective insecticide to help remove the beetles and restore the state of your timber.

Book a Survey Today

If you currently have this problem or have noticed small holes in timber surfaces then please get in touch with us today and we can help to resolve and treat the timber infestation.

We offer timber treatments across Cambridgeshire, London, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and in surrounding areas. We also provide damp proofing, waterproofing and wet and dry rot treatments – whatever issue you are facing, give the skilled team at Propotec a call on 0800 269422 or 01638 741377, or go to the contact page.