Birds can nest in the gutters or inside the roof space itself if there are holes in the roof they can get through. Continue reading “Birds”
Masonry bees usually live in the earth or soft rocks, but may also nest inside older buildings if they can burrow through soft mortar. Continue reading “Masonry bees”
These are the areas most typically affected by insect attack.
- Roof rafters (the timber supporting the roof structure) which have become damp because of leaks in the roof. Continue reading “Areas most likely to be affected by woodworm”
Evidence of fresh activity by beetles is freshly cut holes with sharp and well-defined edges, and piles of dust. Continue reading “Spotting and treating insect infestation”
The common furniture beetle
The common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) makes circular holes 1 to 2 mm across. The dust it leaves from its excavations consists of Continue reading “Woodworm and other wood eating insects”
Dry rot is caused by a fungus which grows on wood in damp conditions, usually where there is poor ventilation leading to condensation. Continue reading “Dry rot”