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Woodworm

Woodworm

Woodworm can be devastating for your property and its contents. It can destroy precious pieces of furniture and cause lasting damage inside a building, so if you suspect an infestation, you should always act fast. Woodworm is common throughout the UK so stay on the lookout. It can be one of the most destructive pests you can find in a building as larvae will eat their way through any wood they can find.

How Can you Identify Woodworm?

Woodworm is easy to spot – these are the signs you should look out for:

  • Pinholes in wood, which are the result of woodworm burying into it.
  • Small piles of sawdust at the base of the furniture.

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What is Woodworm?

Woodworm is the generic name given to the larvae of different species of beetle. The larvae bury through wood, feeding on it and making it crumble into sawdust.

Woodworm larvae most commonly come from four types of beetle:

  • Common Furniture Beetle. The larvae of this beetle will destroy softwoods and hardwoods. They do this for the first three to four years of their lives.
  • Deathwatch Beetle. The ominous name comes from the sound adult beetles make, which might alert you to an infestation.
  • Longhorn Beetle. This beetle is difficult to contain as it can fly between different buildings. It likes softwood and will often nest in roofs, causing great damage to the timber.
  • Powderpost Beetle. A hardwood-boring beetle, the Powderpost can eat its way right through timber.

What Should you Do When you Find Signs of Woodworm?

Woodworm needs to be removed ASAP before it causes further damage inside your property. If you spot signs of woodworm inside your property, call the team straight away. Our pest control service includes quick response times, meaning we can get your property treated for woodworm immediately. We will use a heat treatment, freezing treatment or chemical treatment to remove woodworm and protect your property.