How is it caused?
Woodworm is commonly introduced into a property in second-hand furniture, but can just as easily enter through a window from nearby dead branches of trees. They then attack floorboards, joinery and, more seriously, structural timbers.
Timbers and other woodwork are most vulnerable at the beginning of winter and spring because of the shift in weather conditions. As temperatures cool down at the beginning of winter, insects are looking for a food source and a place to hibernate, making your timbers the ideal living place!
Signs of Woodworm Infestation
If you have any of the following symptoms within your timbers, it is likely you will have a woodworm infestation.
- Small round holes
- Grooves that look similar to engravings on your timbers
- Patches of dust known as bore dust
- Wood crumbles when touched
- Live beetles crawling around on the timber itself
What we recommend…
We recommend that you get your timbers inspected for woodworms at least twice a year during the seasons that bring the highest chance of infestation.
Before treatment, it’s extremely important to have a specialist correctly identify the type of woodworm you’re dealing with. Common woodworm in furniture can be cured by the application of proprietary woodworm killer. The solution is used to coat all surfaces of the wood and inserted into a few flight holes with a special injector.
Do you suspect you may have a woodworm issue?
If you have the signs of woodworm in your property or furniture, and require an assessment and possible treatment, get in touch with a member of our expert team.