How to restore a piece of furniture affected by termites

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					 How to restore a piece of furniture affected by termites
 When termites attack the wood must intervene as soon as possible to avoid that, over time, the
                           furniture can be damaged beyond repair.

The termites are wood-eating insects, that feed on the substances contained in the pulp of wood so
that when a mobile is attacked by woodworm is good to counteract immediately the presence
keeping in mind the strategies if you want to prevent your furniture may be damaged beyond
repair. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that the battles against the worms are almost never
absolutely final . Although, at first glance, the worms may seem eradicated, after some time, even
months or years, you may have to re-submit the furniture to further treatments.

                                          The worms
The larvae feed on the worms feeding on wood fibers is the furniture that the logs or
the woodraw. Preference goes to wood dry nor too old nor too young, that allow greater ease of
excavation.Almost all types of wood may be infected, only the pine seems to be immune to attack by
these insects. The species of termites are many existing and differ in size and time organic. On
average, during the complete development of a size between a few millimeters and
centimeters. worms live inside the wood-state larvae for periods ranging from a few months to a
few years and then flicker, mate and go to lay eggs initiating a new vital cycle. After hatching the
larvae begin to diggalleries within the wood coming, in some cases, also close to the surface
causing, sometimes, lightchipping of the paint of the furniture affected. The presence of these
insects is indicated by the characteristic piles of dust that can be found on the furniture or in the
vicinity   as   well   as   the   typicalnoise emitted   during   the   excavation. When   the   worms
reach maturity, sex, dig the holes out which are the most obvious sign of that the cabinet has
been attacked and that now the work ofdamaged wood is already in place. holes from the
edges net color light indicates that the worms are just out of the wood and probably other insects
are still acting inside. Holes as dark edgesfrayed , however, and partially closed by wax and dust
indicate that, at these points, the cabinet has already been abandoned by termites.

                         The woodworm treatment
If the cabinet holes are dark sign, then, of a past activity of worms, you can close them directly with
the stucco wax solid color as close as possible to that of the wood that you are going to repair. If
the damage would have manifested in parts Structural of the mobile type feet of tables or chairs, in
order to strengthen the structure, it is possible to practice, in the holes, injections of glue slightly
diluted with water to make it penetrate more deeply. In more severe cases the applications adhesive
may be repeated several times before closing the holes with putty, as the injected glue drying before
you go. Conversely, if the worms are still haunting the furniture on which you want to operate, you
should proceed to a first treatment with a liquid antitarlo of those commercially available. Before
proceeding to the intervention, the timber must be cleaned thoroughly eliminating the presence of
any dirt that would hinder direct contact with the liquid. The substance is first applied to brush on
the   entire   surface   of   the   wood,   especially   on   areas   without   coating,   where   it   is
more porous . Subsequently beinjected , with a common syringe, in every single hole. It 'good that
the needle penetrates as far as possible into the hole so as to bring the liquid woodworm more
in depth into the wood poisoning, so the inner fibers of the deeper layers. If the battery fluid
should leak , just wipe with a cloth and wait a moment the poison flows into the hole before starting
again. The mobile whole or parts of which it is composed, if it can be disassembled, go in closed
containers sealed , even plastic bags thick can fit within which you can also enter
the trays containing the same liquid woodworm orcamphor to saturate the environment of
toxic substances. The cabinet should be maintained in this condition for at least a couple of weeks ,
obviously in environments properly ventilated and not exposed to the weather , after which it can
be released and allowed to air until the odor of the poison will be completely gone. During the
' summer is necessary to consider whether the release of new worms, since the poisoning of wood is
ineffective on eggs that may be present in the timber at the time of treatment. If such an event
occurs, treatment should be repeated up to two or three times per year, preferably starting from
' autumn . If, however, the worms do not come back, you can move on to the second phase of the
intervention with the application of stucco and, where necessary, the glue to eliminate the holes
left. It 'important to remember that, while not particularly substances toxic ones used to counter the
presence of termites, you should always handle them with some care and do not let them in areas
easily accessible , especially to children.
                                 Advanced treatments

In some cases you may need the intervention of an expert . For example, if it comes to items of
particular value when      the   economic   and    artistic   or   cabinet        structure   is   significantly
compromised by insects. There are several systems on the market to combat the worms, in any
case, the fight is always long and ' elimination final of these insects is often difficult to obtain. One
of the surest ways and provides the definitive exposition of mobile toxic fumes that permeate the
wood and poison both insects larvae, and ensure that other insects can not thrive. Other companies,
however,      offer     exposure       to   harmful       substances         in       suitable     Mobile gas
chambers or depression .These treatments, however, are expensive and are only justified for
fine furniture or of historical interest.