Woodworm and capricorn beetles are slowly and quietly munching their way through our wooden timbers in most of the buildings. We knew they were there but had not done anything about them.
Until… I went upstairs to root around for something in one of the boxes and spotted what looked like a pile of black dust. On closer inspection, it was a pile of tiny dead beetles which under a magnifying glass were the adult Capricorn beetle. A quick trip to the local DIY store, one huge vat of chemicals later and we were both up ladders brushing, scrubbing the beams before spraying them all with noxious death sprays.
One area done, many more to go ….. we will completey soak each area as we tackle it with these chemicals.