Woodworm Treatment Antique Furniture
Furniture is prone to woodworm infestations because woodworm are particularly attracted to softwoods. Woodworm treatment for antique furniture is often very necessary!
The types of wood commonly susceptible to infestations are beech, birch, cherry, spruce and alder. Solid mahogany is less likely to suffer from woodworm damage, however most mahogany furniture is secretly veneer laid, on a cheaper and softer wood. So you still need to watch out for any potential woodworm damage.
When browsing for antique furniture, make sure you examine the piece thoroughly to see if it has suffered from a woodworm infestation. You will notice tiny holes in the surface, indicating that woodworm larvae have been eating their way through the wood. You may also notice a cluster of pearly eggs found in the cracks or crevices in the wood. To examine whether the infestation is still active, sharply tap the furniture to see if any light-coloured bore dust spills out of the tiny holes. As a general rule of thumb, the older the furniture, the more attractive it is to woodworm, so examine older pieces thoroughly before bringing them into the same room as other furniture.
OnGuard Pest Control offers complete woodworm treatment for your home, however if you have antique furniture, it may require more specialised woodworm treatment applied by an antique furniture restoration expert.
You may need to buy a special WOODWORM IN FURNITURE TREATMENT KIT, consisting of treatment wax, spray, injection and brushing gel. You may apply the treatment yourself (talk to us about sourcing the product) or take your most valuable pieces to your nearest specialist.
Have a look at the video below where Simon from Gilboys Antique Restorers demonstrates how to apply woodworm treatment to an antique chair. Simon has appeared on a number of antiques programme on television, and in antiques magazines; he knows what he’s doing! Generally speaking, for valuable antique furniture with woodworm, we do advise getting an expert on the case – call us today and we’ll sort you out.
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