Guide to Woodworm Treatment
Woodworm is commonly used as a term to describe the wood boring beetle known as larvae. Although there are several species of larvae present in homes around the UK, the most common damage comes from the common furniture beetle and its offspring.
The normal bodies of a woodworm larvae are curved and a creamy white colour. These can often be quite hard to see on the wood materials unless they are fully grown as they are also often hidden away munching on your timber.
When you see an adult wood boring beetle in your home, you will firstly notice that they will look slightly different according to what species they are from. The most common is the furniture beetle and it is normally 3-4mm in size with small wings. As the woodworm infestation can start when the beetle tunnels into any timber material, you need to be alert for small holes.
Once you have noticed the small holes in the wood materials, you will notice that the beetle is tunnelling down into them to lay their eggs in mating season. Mating sessions vary in time and period from species to species but the same process happens across them all. The small hole acts as a somewhat nest for the eggs and it can be highly damaging to the wood itself, especially when the holes are created close together.