Wood Boring Insect Control
We offer professional deathwatch beetle control to customers throughout the UK.

Deathwatch Beetle Control

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Complete Pest Control provide a professional deathwatch beetle control service for business customers & individuals.

Deathwatch Beetle

The death watch beetle, is a woodboring beetle. The adult beetle is 7 millimetres (0.28 in) long, while the larvae are up to 11 mm (0.43 in) long.

To attract mates, these woodborers create a tapping or ticking sound that can be heard in the rafters of old buildings on quiet summer nights. They are therefore associated with quiet, sleepless nights and are named for the vigil (watch) kept beside the dying or dead, and by extension the superstitious have seen the death watch as an omen of impending death. Deathwatch beetles are often found to attack ecclesiastical buildings.

Disease & Dangers

In general wood boring insects are not disease carriers, however, as with any insect you do not know where they have been so the chance of them crawling over something "nasty" and transferring bacteria to your surfaces is a real one. Older properties may suffer structural damage from large scale infestation of woodworm.

Woodboring Insect Rogues Gallery

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Wood Boring Insects
Wood Boring Insects

For more information regarding our deathwatch beetle control services in Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Northampton or anywhere else in the West Midlands, Central England or the UK, please contact us for further details.