The Insect Factor in Wood Decay

Do you know your Anobium punctatum from your Xestobium rufovillosum? This webinar takes a closer look at the common types of wood boring beetle found in buildings, including the Common furniture beetle and Deathwatch beetle, their identification, biology, and control. We will discuss also inspect surveying procedures, but it also looks at some of the more unusual wood destroying insects that you may encounter in the built environment too.

To find out more, grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and click to view our one hour webinar below.

*Please Note*: images contained within the slides/video are copyright of the author or Rentokil Initial. Please do not use or reproduce without the permission of those parties. In addition, after reviewing the webinar Nicholas has realised an error with his statement regarding Powderpost beetles. They live for 2-4 weeks, not one year.

What you will learn from the webinar

  • A closer look at the common types of wood boring beetles
  • The identification of beetles, biology and control
  • Surveying procedures
  • What are the more unusual wood destroying insects and those confused with them, typically encountered in the built environment?

Benefits of watching the webinar

  • Learn more about the common furniture beetle and deathwatch beetle
  • Discover how to identify them, the biology and control
  • Understand the correct surveying procedures
  • Straightforward online learning while sitting at your desk

About the presenter – Nicholas Donnithorne

Nicholas joined the Woodworm and Dry Rot Division of Rentokil’s research laboratories in 1980 as a laboratory technician. For the next 28 years he worked on insect, fungi, damp and timber treatment research both on the vectors and on formulation of product. In 1990 he became the company’s timber technologist working on timber pre-treatment and gained responsibility for ISO 9001 compliance as the Laboratory and QA Manager. In 2008 he transferred to the Property Care business as Technical and SHE Manager. From 2008, Nicholas has been actively involved with the PCA Technical committees of the Structural Waterproofing, Preservation, Invasive Weeds, Ground Gas and the Residential Ventilation groups.

In 1983 he was honoured to be elected a fellow of the Royal Entomological Society of London and further honoured in 2001 with fellowship of the Linnean Society of London.

Additional information about wood decay

For those looking to find out more about woodwork and wood decay, click on the button below to view the PCA’s Timber Preservation Document library where you will find a variety of Technical Guidance documents and Codes of Practice

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