Woodworm is commonly seen as small holes in timber. These holes are caused by the larvae of beetles that feed on the timber, with the larger holes on the surface caused by the adult beetles emerging from the timber to mate. There are a number of species of woodworm in the UK and the exact treatment required will depend on which species is attacking the wood.
In the UK the most common species of woodworm is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum). However the Common Furniture Beetle is just as likely to attack joists, floorboards, etc as it is to attack furniture. The damage to timber can cause structural issues and should be treated at the earliest stage.
The normal treatment process is to remove any structurally weakened timbers and replace with treated timber. The surface of the affected timbers should be treated with a woodworm treatment to ensure the infestation does not re-occur.
For advice on the eradication and treatment of woodworm contact SHD Property Care today.