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WoodGuard Dual Fungicide & Insecticide is a concentrated woodworm and timber rot treatment designed for eradicating and preventing woodworm infestations as well as combating wood rotting fungi such as dry rot and wet rot.
This powerful solution, supplied in 500ml containers, is formulated to dilute with water, providing up to 25 litres of ready-to-use product. With HSE Approval No 10640, this formulation employs micro-emulsion technology to achieve exceptional biological activity against wood-boring insects and wood rotting fungi while boasting non-solvent and VOC-free features.
WoodGuard Dual offers rapid timber absorption with minimal odour and can be effectively applied by brush or low-pressure spray, ensuring long-lasting protection.
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WoodGuard Dual Fungicide & Insecticide is a comprehensive solution for tackling woodworm infestations and combating wood rotting fungi, including both dry rot and wet rot. The concentrated nature of this treatment, provided in 500ml containers, allows for efficient dilution with water, providing up to 25 litres of ready-to-use product.
With HSE Approval No 10640, this solution is specifically designed to target wood-boring insects and wood rotting fungi, making it an essential tool for preserving wooden structures and furniture.Utilising micro-emulsion technology, WoodGuard Dual achieves exceptional biological activity against wood-boring insects, particularly woodworm, and a wide range of wood rotting fungi. This innovative formulation is free from solvents and VOCs, ensuring a low-impact application process.
The active ingredients in WoodGuard Dual are carefully selected to facilitate maximum spectrum of biological activity, effectively targeting woodworm larvae and providing rapid absorption into the timber, which contributes to high penetration and lasting protection.
Its virtually odourless nature enhances user experience during application, and the product can be effectively applied by brush or low-pressure spray, further ensuring comprehensive protection against woodworm and wood rotting fungi.
WoodGuard Dual Fungicide & Insecticide carries the HSE Approval No 10640.
Read our Guides on 'How to Treat Woodworm & Wood Boring Insects' and 'How to Identify & Treat Dry Rot and Wet Rot on Timbers'
Dilutes to Make Up to 25 Litres of Ready-to-use Product: WoodGuard Dual's concentrated nature allows for efficient dilution with water, offering an impressive volume of ready-to-use solution. This feature ensures cost-effective and efficient treatment of woodworm infestations and wood rotting fungi.
Eradicates Wood Boring Insects and Wood Rotting Fungi: The active ingredients in WoodGuard Dual are specifically formulated to combat wood-boring insects such as woodworm as well as wood rotting fungi, including dry rot and wet rot. This comprehensive approach ensures effective treatment and prevention of infestations.
Prevents Re-infestation: WoodGuard Dual not only eradicates existing woodworm infestations and wood rotting fungi but also offers preventative properties, reducing the risk of reinfestation and ensuring long-term preservation of wooden structures and furniture.
Microemulsion Water Based Formula: The micro-emulsion technology used in the formulation of WoodGuard Dual provides a water-based solution that ensures efficient penetration and biological activity against woodworm and wood rotting fungi. This innovative formula enhances the efficacy and safety of the treatment while minimising environmental impact.
Virtually No Odour: WoodGuard Dual's virtually odourless nature enhances the user experience during application, providing a more pleasant and user-friendly treatment process. This feature eliminates unpleasant odours, creating a more comfortable environment for users.
Has an HSE Statutory 1-hour Re-entry Time: Complying with Health and Safety Executive requirements, WoodGuard Dual Fungicide & Insecticide ensures a 1-hour statutory re-entry time, promoting safety during and after the application process.
Non-flammable: The non-flammable nature of WoodGuard Dual adds to the safety and usability of the product, eliminating concerns related to fire hazards during storage, handling, and application.
Structural Wood: WoodGuard Dual is suitable for treating structural wood in buildings, ensuring comprehensive protection against wood-boring insects and wood rotting fungi. This includes floor joists, roof timbers, and other load-bearing wooden components.
Furniture: The application of WoodGuard Dual is well-suited for treating woodworm-infested furniture, providing effective eradication and prevention of wood-boring insects and wood rotting fungi, thereby preserving the integrity and longevity of wooden furniture pieces.
Wooden Fixtures: This solution can be applied to wooden fixtures such as doors, window frames, and skirting boards, offering long-lasting protection against woodworm infestations and wood rotting fungi, thereby extending the lifespan of these fixtures.
Timber Structures: WoodGuard Dual can be effectively applied to timber structures, such as sheds, fences, and wooden decks, to combat wood-boring insects and wood rotting fungi, maintaining the structural integrity and longevity of these wooden elements.
Permethrin is a synthetic chemical that acts as a neurotoxin, primarily targeting the nervous systems of insects. It's a member of the pyrethroid family, which are synthetic analogs of naturally occurring pyrethrins found in chrysanthemum flowers. Permethrin affects sodium ion channels in the nerve cells of insects, causing paralysis and death, making it very effective against woodworm beetles and their larvae, which bore into wood. Its use in woodworm treatment solutions helps to eliminate existing infestations and provides a residuals effect that can deter future attacks.
Propiconazole is a triazole fungicide that inhibits the biosynthesis of ergosterol, an essential component of fungal cell membranes. This disruption impedes the growth and reproduction of fungi, making it an effective agent against a wide range of wood-rotting fungi, including those responsible for wet and dry rot. By penetrating treated wood, propiconazole provides long-lasting protection against fungi, helping to preserve the integrity and strength of the wood.
IPBC is a broad-spectrum fungicide that works by interfering with cell division and growth in fungi, ultimately leading to their death. It is particularly effective against mould, mildew, and stain fungi, which are common issues in timber. IPBC is valued in the protective coatings industry for its ability to extend the service life of wood by preventing fungal decay. Additionally, it has low toxicity to humans and is often utilised in various products, including paints, stains, and preservation treatments.
When these three active ingredients are combined, they create a robust dual-action treatment that targets both insect infestations and fungal decay. Permethrin effectively eradicates active woodworm infestations and deters new ones through its insecticidal properties. Propiconazole provides deep-seated control against fungal organisms responsible for wood rotting, while IPBC offers additional protection against a variety of wood-decaying fungi and surface moulds.
Together, the combined properties of these active ingredients offer comprehensive protection for timber; they work synergistically to extend the life of wood by eliminating existing infestations, preventing the establishment of new insects and fungal growth, and preserving the timber against future degradation. The result is timber that is more resistant to the common causes of damage and decay, ensuring its structural integrity and appearance over time.
Take the usual labour hygiene into account.
PPE should be worn during application. See our Safety & PPE Products.
Consult label and material safety data sheet for more information.
Before application, it is essential to ensure that the wood surface is clean and free from wood dust and other contaminants. Any debris or dirt should be removed to allow for optimal penetration and effectiveness of the treatment.
WoodGuard Dual Fungicide / Insecticide can be applied using a brush or through a low-pressure spray system, offering flexibility in application for both small and large surface areas.
The application process should be carried out in accordance with safety guidelines and instructions provided by the manufacturer to ensure maximum efficacy.
WoodGuard Dual Fungicide / Insecticide should be applied at a rate of 250 - 333ml/m² (1L per 3 - 4m²) once diluted.
This coverage rate ensures thorough and effective treatment of the wood surface, penetrating the material to reach woodworm larvae and beetles, and providing robust protection against infestations and fungal attack.
WoodGuard Dual Fungicide / Insecticide is designed with a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statutory 1-hour re-entry time, ensuring that the treated area can be re-entered safely after the application.
This feature adds to the convenience of application in various settings, allowing for minimal disruption to activities and ongoing operations.
Upon application, the product does not alter the finish of the wood. It does not impart a specific finish, leaving a similar effect to the application of water or solvent.
As a best practice, it is recommended to test the product on a small, inconspicuous area before full application to ensure that the resulting finish aligns with expectations. This precaution helps to confirm the compatibility of the treatment with the specific wood surface, ensuring a satisfactory outcome.
Product is stable in original packaging for 2 years when stored under ambient conditions. After 2 years product should be re-tested every 6 months to ensure active ingredient levels are within specification.
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