Woodworm

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

  1. Eggs are laid in moist timber, often freshly felled trees our outer branches where there is lots of nourishment
  2. 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.
  3. Signs of woodworm include holes in woodwork that look like those made by darts in a dartboard
  4. 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.
  5. Furniture coated in wax, varnish and paint are less likely to be affected and the surfaces tend to be sealed
  6. Many building insurers don`t cover for woodworm so check your policy
  7. 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.
  8. Woodworm adults are typically 2.7mm – 4.5mm in size
  9. The waste produced by Woodworm is called Frass
  10. Woodworm is the common name used for a larvae of a number of woodboring beetles and include the species:
  11. Ambrosia beetles (weevils of the subfamilies Scolytinae and Platypodinae)
  12. Woodboring weevils (Pentarthrum huttoni and Euophryum confine)
  13. Bark borer beetle (Ernobius mollis)
  14. Common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum)
  15. Deathwatch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)
  16. House longhorn beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)
  17. Powderpost beetle (Lyctus brunneus)
  18. Wharf borer (Narcerdes melanura)