Woodworm Treatment and control nationwide
Woodworm holes found in timber are caused by the larvae of beetles that feed on the timber.
Larger holes on the surface of the timber are formed when the adult beetle emerges from the timber to mate.
There are a number of species of woodworm, and the precise method of treatment will depend on which species is attacking the timber.
By far the most common species of woodworm in the UK is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum).
This species of woodworm can be identified by the small, round holes that are left on the surface of the timber and the bore-dust that it leaves behind – showing up as lemon-shaped pellets under magnification and feeling “gritty” when rubbed between the fingers.
The adult beetle is typically between 3 and 5mm long. A key identifying feature is the distinctly-shaped thorax – giving the appearance of a monk’s hood over the beetle’s head.