Get in touch

MJ Backhouse

Celebrating 30 years in business in 2018

MJ Backhouse

Specialists in Pest Control across North and West Yorkshire

MJ Backhouse

Family-run business with Yorkshire roots

MJ Backhouse

Providing reactive & proactive pest control services

Pest Control for Woodworm

Woodworm and rot are the two biggest threats to structural timbers in homes and business across Yorkshire.

Due to the combination of a predominantly damp climate and the traditional building methods used in construction, properties are susceptible to woodboring insect and fungal attacks. Various types of wet rot, dry rot and woodworm, can individually or collectively cause untold damage to the structural timbers in buildings, resulting in costly remedial repairs and treatment.

Possible signs of a woodworm problem:
• Small round holes in woodwork
• Fine, powdery dust around these holes
• Crumbly edges to boards and joists
• Adult beetles emerging from the holes or present in windowsills and other surfaces around the house

MJ Backhouse’s woodworm control technicians are fully qualified and on hand to diagnose the type and extent of infestation and decay as well as to provide a cost effective long-term solution to the problem and treat any such infestation.

Initially we will identify the species and whether the infestation is still active. We then treat the woodworm infestation and also carry out a structural test to determine whether the timber is treatable or needs replacing.

Our range of treatments are clean and simple and vary depending on the property type but from our experience the treatment process will usually involve the cleaning down of affected timbers and the dual application of specialist treatment fluids and gels.

MJ Backhouse’s woodworm control service only use wood preservatives and masonry biocides that combine maximum effectiveness, the lowest levels of environmental hazards and also comply to our stringent health and safety policy.

For more information on how MJ Backhouse could help your Leeds, Wakefield or surrounding Yorkshire area, please call our team on 0800 542 6359.


"We’ve had black ants before, but the previous pest control companies we have used don’t seem to have been able to get rid of them. Your pest guys came out a couple of weeks and managed to locate the nest...

Mrs Hudson, Huddersfield

"I have always had a problem with birds at my property however with the help and expertise of MJ Backhouse, I have not had a problem since. They recommended a number of different methods to solve the issue and I...

Mr and Mrs Eckersley, Selby

"Can I just offer my thanks to the two pest engineers who came out to my home in Knottingley. They did a great job of getting rid of a rat infestation I had in the garage."

Mr Potter, Pontefract

Pests Explained

MJ Backhouse understands that no two pests are ever the same, and if you are in a situation where a pest is in your home, you want to know what to do. Our pest explanations should help you.

Read more

Our Accreditations

All MJB’s pest technicians complete a comprehensive training course and all our staff are professionally qualified in all types of pest control methods.

Our operators are trained in the safe use of Rodenticides and Insecticides in accordance with DEFRA and HSE Codes of Practice and Standards.