Woodworm treatments are fast becoming one of our most popular services here at Eliminate. The problem can be present for a number of years, chewing away in the background, before the damage is seen.
Treatment can be carried out in domestic and commercial properties to eliminate this issue and we provide a 10 year guarantee on our treatments.
Woodworm is the term generally used for wood boring beetles and insects and are facinating creatures.
10 Things About Woodworm
- Eggs are laid in moist timber, often freshly felled trees our outer branches where there is lots of nourishment
- The larvae will burrow into the wood for up to 5 years before emerging as adults. During this time, they feed off the wood under the surface.
- Signs of woodworm include holes in woodwork that look like those made by darts in a dartboard
- Female adults live for 10 – 14 days but males only live for 3-4 days. The males sole purpose is to mate with as many females as possible and continue to the species.
- Furniture coated in wax, varnish and paint are less likely to be affected and the surfaces tend to be sealed
- Many building insurers don`t cover for woodworm so check your policy
- Woodworm or Common Furniture Beetle are unlikely to cause physical damage as they do not feed off humans of pets, but they can cause stress and anxiety.
- Woodworm adults are typically 2.7mm – 4.5mm in size
- The waste produced by Woodworm is called Frass
- Woodworm is the common name used for a larvae of a number of woodboring beetles and include the species:
- Ambrosia beetles (weevils of the subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae)
- Woodboring weevils (Pentarthrum huttoni and Euophryum confine)
- Bark borer beetle (Ernobius mollis)
- Common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum)
- Deathwatch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
- House longhorn beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)
- Powderpost beetle (Lyctus brunneus)
- Wharf borer (Narcerdes melanura)