Wood Treatments

Plague control Wood Treatments

  • Termites
  • Woodworm
  • Mushrooms

Treatment and prevention of pests of Termites

Prevention and treatment:

Naturally, each species requires a certain treatment also taking into account the surface to be treated.

Inert gases, heat, cold, radiation, injected or bait biocides. The FitoStinger specialist team will offer you the most suitable option.

A prior inspection will be made to each treatment to determine the type of species, the measures to be taken and the damage caused.

Comprehensive Management of Wood Treatments

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Characteristics of the pest:

Termites are one of the most aggressive urban pests and dangerous for the damage they can cause. They dig galleries plugging the entrance, so on many occasions it is difficult to know if they are inside.

Its xylophages that they feed on NOT living woodsAs structures(beams, columns, frames, etc.). This implies latent dangers since their presence is not usually detected until the damages are considerable.

Main types of termites:

  • Underground termite (Reticulitermes spp.)

    Brown head and white body, it has a length of 5 to 10 mm. Queens are capable of laying thousands of eggs a day. The workers build their nests in the ground, where they mainly depend on humidity to survive.

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    Wet wood termite (Kalotermes flavicollis)

    Dark brown in color and 5-10 mm long, these xylophagous insects live in common termite mounds, where there may be as many as several million termites. They feed on wood in a state of decay or decomposition.

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    Dry Wood Termite (Cryptotermes brevis)

    Their color is whitish brown and they are the largest, ranging from 7 to 11 mm. They eat wood in all directions. With the passage of time they leave the piece of wood with a normal appearance, but nevertheless it is hollow. The larvae develop in winged, soldiers or workers.

Treatment and prevention of pests of Woodworm

Woodworms are xylophagous insects that usually feed on the wood of furniture, doors and frames. The cause of the damage is the larval stage of the beetle. When the holes are observed, it is a sign that the larva has abandoned the wood and is preparing to lay more eggs, thus increasing the damage.

Prevention and treatment:

Woodworm treatment requires identification of the species and above all, the material to be treated must be taken into account, since a door is not the same as a delicate work of art.

Inert gases, heat, cold, radiation, superficial impregnation of preventive agents. They are some of the treatments we carry out.

Comprehensive Management of Wood Treatments

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Ask for your totally free inspection: 931733230

Characteristics of the pest:

The Woodworms are the common name given to the larvae of various species of Coleoptera that pierce non-living wood (beams, furniture, coffered ceilings)., etc.), in which they build galleries and to which they harm.

They produce a characteristic powder or sawdust also called quera.

His life abroad, as an adult, lasts a few days: he lays his eggs in a crack and dies.


  • Woodworm belonging to the family of anobids

    This type of woodworm is often fed on dry or soft wood (such as spruce or pine); The easiest way to identify them is due to their size, which is between 0.6 and 1.2 centimeters.

    Regarding their physical appearance, it should be noted that they are slightly curved and have small fine hairs on the upper part of their body (although due to their size, it is almost impossible to notice these details with the naked eye).

    Their life cycle can be between 2 and 5 years and they have the ability to lay eggs in case of any crack in the wood. So, in case of seeing a woodworm of this type, it is best to call an expert in plague, since in a matter of months they can spread with great capacity, damaging everything in their path.

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    Woodworm belonging to the Cerambicidae family

    Better known as large woodworm. The infestation of this class of woodworm is easy to identify, as they usually leave large holes in the wood., which can be around 6 and 10 mm wide. Tied to it, it is common to find a very fine powder (sawdust) in the affected area.

    When talking about its physical appearance, the first thing to note is its size, which can be between 0.1 and 1.10 centimeters, an aspect that makes it larger than many others woodworm types. Her body is usually elongated, with a cream color (light brown) and her head is usually inward of her body, making only the jaws visible (with which they do damage to the wood).

    They can last for many years and They have the ability to grow into large beetles that can measure between 2 and 8 centimeters. Finally, they tend to prefer freshly cut and untreated wood (or while it is being treated), however, they can be easily fed with any wood, regardless of whether it is hard or not (it has even been reported that they have the ability to penetrate the central part of the trees, which is usually very hard and resistant).

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    Woodworm belonging to the family of Lipids

    The easiest way to identify this kind of woodworm is through the type of wood dust they leave; which is usually finer than the flour itself. In addition to this, they usually leave small holes in the wood that can measure between 6 and 10 millimeters (an aspect that can vary depending on the place and the wood in which they are located).

    Its physical aspect is quite peculiar, since its body is white and the head is of a dark brown color (although sometimes only the jaws are of this color); on the other hand, they are larger at the front than at the rear and have three sets of legs.

    They have a short period of development, since they grow within a period of 3 months per year. Once they reach maturity, they become small beetles that can be up to 7 millimeters (small, compared to other types of woodworm).

    They are not to consume dry wood, since they only eat wood that has 6% humidity or more. Finally, they usually place their eggs in the pores of different woods, such as: walnut, oak, ash, oak, elm and bamboo (despite being considered an herb, it meets all the qualities that this woodworm needs to live and develop fully).

Treatment and prevention of Wood Fungi

Prevention and treatment:

FitoStinger technicians are specialists in wood treatments, both preventively and specifically to control the spread of the dreaded fungi.

The fungicide treatment will be applied to the areas that present attacks and in the contiguous ones to these.

The wood must be free of paints, varnishes or any material that covers it.

The in-depth treatment will be carried out on wood with large and medium sections, by injecting the fungicide protector through drills and after placing specific injection valves.

Comprehensive Management of Wood Treatments

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Ask for your totally free inspection: 931733230

Characteristics of the pest:

The chromogenic fungi they feed on the cellular content of living wood cells, but not on the cell wall. The only important effect they have on wood is a color change (bluish) but in general they do not affect the mechanical resistance, since they do not alter the cell wall, responsible for the resistance of the wood.

The rot fungi yes feed on the cell wall, reason why they produce a loss of resistance of the wood. These fungi can be from brown rot to white rot. The former feed on cellulose and do not attack lignin, which is characterized by a darker color. With its attack, the wood breaks and leaves cubes or parallelepiped shapes, which is why they are sometimes also called cubic rot.

Mushrooms white rot they feed on lignin, and do not attack cellulose, characterized by a lighter color. With its attack, the wood breaks into fibers, which is why they are sometimes also called fibrous rot.

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