• Max-strength formulation (0.25% permethrin)
  • Targets all lifecycle stages (eggs, larvae, and adult beetles)
  • Can be used for both preventative and curative treatment

For more information call
01403 210204

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment (HSE No. 10137)

Soluguard Woodworm Treatment kills and protects at all stages of the lifecycle

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment is a high-strength treatment for preventing and terminating woodworm infestations.

The high-strength formula contains 0.25% permethrin as its active ingredient, more than double the strength of many competing products. This has been selected because it has proven effectiveness against all lifecycle stages of common woodworm species (eggs, larvae, and adult beetles).

When applied at the recommended rate SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment’s high-strength allows it to to be classified under the Biocidal Products Regulation as a “curative” treatment for Common Furniture Beetle and House Longhorn Beetle rather than just a “preventative” treatment.

Download Your Free Copy of Woodworm Identification & Treatment

To help SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment users to deal with woodworm infestations most effectively, Safeguard has produced the 42-page Woodworm Identification & Treatment guidebook.

Woodworm Identification & Treatment contains comprehensive information on how to stop woodworm infestations

This comprehensive guide to dealing with woodworm explains the lifecycle, characteristics, infestation symptoms and applicable treatment methods for the different types of woodworm that you may find in the UK. It also includes a detailed set of scale-correct identification drawings. This guide will help you to determine how best to deal with suspected woodworm in your property.

Effective Against a Variety of Wood Boring Beetles

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment will kill and protect against a large variety of wood-boring beetles including Common Furniture Beetle, Deathwatch Beetle and Powderpost Beetle.

Common Furniture Beetle

Common Furniture Beetle

Deathwatch Beetle

Deathwatch Beetle

Powderpost Beetle

Powderpost Beetle

Larval Stages

Kills & Prevents Infestations at All Lifecycle Stages

Woodworm have a cyclical lifecycle. The adult beetle lays eggs, these eggs hatch into larvae, the larvae eat the wood until they become a pupa, the pupa hatches and an adult beetle emerges from the wood to mate before the cycle begins again. SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment can effectively target each of these lifecycle stages.

The max strength formulation of SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment has been tested to European Harmonised Standards and has been determined to be suitable for use in treating both currently active infestations of live woodworm and preventing future infestations.

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment Application

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment can be applied by brush or low-pressure spray.

The application rate will vary depending on the species of wood-boring insect being targeted and whether a preventative or curative treatment is required.

For preventative treatment of woodworm (i.e. preventing woodworm from attacking unaffected timbers) SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment is applied at a rate of 200 ml/m2.

For curative treatment (i.e. treating timber that has already been attacked by woodworm), SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment is applied at a rate of 300 ml/m2 – this will typically require more than one coat depending on the absorbency of the timber. Please note that, except for mild infestations of common furniture beetle (anobium punctatum), curative treatment of timber affected by woodworm should be carried out by a professional contractor. For details of contractors in your area, please contact our technical department on 01403 210204 or submit an enquiry.

  1. Remove the handle from the sprayer
    Remove the handle from the sprayer.
  2. Fill the sprayer
    Fill the sprayer with 5 litres of SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment.
  3. Attach the handle to the sprayer
    Attach the handle to the sprayer.
  4. Spray affected areas with the sprayer
    Pump the sprayer, then spray all affected areas.

Note: SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment can also be applied by brush.

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Test Data – Common Woodworm Species

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatmment has been tested to European Harmonised Standards to demonstrate its effectiveness against a range of wood-boring insects:


BS EN 1390: House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus) – Curative 300 ml/m2

BS EN 370: Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum) – Curative 300 ml/m2


BS EN 46: House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus) – Preventative 200 ml/m2

BS EN 118: Termites (Reticulitermes flavipes) – Preventative 200 ml/m2

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment Concentrate Sachets

SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment was previously available in concentrated sachets which were diluted with water under the name “SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment Concentrate” (HSE No. 8152). Due to the introduction of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation this version is no longer available and SoluGuard Woodworm Treatment (BPR) should be used instead

Appearance Pale green liquid
Recipe Type Liquid, water-based
Density 1.0 g/cm3
Size(s) & Packaging 5 litre jerry cans
Coverage 1 litre covers 3 - 4 m2. A 5 litre pack covers 15 - 20 m2
Storage Store above 5°C in dry conditions in original closed box. Store in a safe place, keep out of reach of children. Keep away from food, drink and animal feedstuffs
Shelf Life 24 months
Active Ingredient(s) Permethrin
Effective Against Wood-boring beetles
HSE Number 10137

For more information call
01403 210204