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  • Framings:

  • 1- The wood-eating insects and larvae
    2- Treatment of woodwork

  • 1- Wood-eating insects and larvae:


    Small piles of sawdust on the ground may indicate the presence of insects in the timber. Only the larvae of wood-eating insects (capricorn beetle, lyctus, deathwatch beetle) feed on wood. The woods having been contaminated by a fungus, due to moisture problems, are more tempting for some insects, such as the big beetle.

    Termites:The wood-eating insects and larvae - Termites
    Termites are the only representatives of the isopteran order that is composed by 281 sorts and 2600 species. Sometimes called white ants, they are social insects that live in hierarchical colonies, which are organised into castes.

    To live, they absolutely need moisture, as well as materials such as sand or soil

    They mainly attack wood (cellulose), papers, cellulosic materials, and fabric

    Capricorn beetle:Wood-eating insects and larvae. - Capricorn beetle
    Capricorn beetle is an insect of the Cerambycidae family, with a wood-eating larva. The adult male is 8 to 15 mm long; the female is 10 to 25 mm long. The body is flattened, black, partly dark brown, with a long grayish pubescence along the prothorax. The larva measures 15 to 30 mm in length.It is ivory white.
    The exit holes of the beetle are oval-shaped (6 mm) and often blocked by wood flour. This insect attacks the softwood (pine, fir, spruce) on framings, floors, and joists

    Deathwatch beetle:The wood-eating insects and larvae - Deathwatch beetle
    Deathwatch beetle is the common name given to some coleopterans, small wood pests, of the family of anobiides.
    Larvae dig or drill timber, thus gaining the name "borer insects" They cause damage to furniture or structures. The exit holes of the deathwatch beetle are round in shape (2 to 3 mm). . This insect attacks all species of wood (mostly sapwood) furniture, books, old flooring, and joinery.

    Lyctus :Wood-eating insects and larvae - Lyctus
    Lyctus is a sort of wood-eating beetle, of the family of Bostrychides. The insect is from 2.5 to 8 mm long, with a very thin body, red to reddish brown, usually darker head, rows of dots on elytra. The larva measures up to 6 mm long, worm-shaped, ivory white, part of the chest with 3 pairs of legs well discernible. .
    The exit holes of lyctus are slightly oval in shape (1 mm). This insect attacks hardwood aubiers, rich in starch (oak, chestnut, ash, framiré, ayous) on floors, wall plates, furniture.

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  • 2- Treatment of wood work:


    Treatments certified sustainably and effectively fight against termites and wood-eating insect larvae represented by 3 major pests: The capricorn beetle, the Lyctus and deathwatch beetle, but also against damage caused by fungi or rot (fibrous or cubic) on wood exposed to high humidity.

    An accurate diagnosis will allow us to prepare the treatment that is appropriate to your needs.

    Description type of the framing treatment in accordance with the requirements CTB A +:
    • Survey to identify the attacked parts
    • Felling the infested parts and identifying the healthy parts
    • Dusting
    • Injection of insecticide certified CTB P +
    • Impregnation of surface with insecticide CTB P +
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