Woodworm is the general term used to describe all wood boring pests. The most common is the furniture beetle. The adult furniture beetle is a small brown insect which flies quite readily.
The female lays her eggs on rough unpolished wood and the grubs bore straight into the wood leaving no trace until they emerge 3 years or so later. This is usually between May and September.
Other wood boring insects include:
- House Longhorn
- Powder Post Beetle
- Wood Boring Weevils
- Ambrosia Beetle
- Fan Bearing Wood Borer
- Wood Borer and Wharf Borer
Our home has woodworm, and I'm looking for a woodworm specialist near me in Norfolk. Can you help?
Yes! If you have noticed signs of woodworm in your home or business property, get in touch with us today, as we will help.
I'm looking for a woodworm treatment company near me in Norwich. Can you help?
Yes! We are based on Norwich and operate nationwide, eradicating woodworm beetles in residential and commercial properties throughout the UK.
I'm looking for a woodworm treatment near me in Cambridge. Can you help?
Yes! Our highly experienced team of woodworm specialists provide woodworm treatments throughout Cambridge and the surrounding areas.
How can I tell if woodworm is active?
The best way to find out if you have active woodworm in your house or property is to look out for following signs:
- Tiny beetles on or near the affected item, either dead or alive.
- Fresh dust under or next to the holes.
- Being able to see lighter coloured wood inside the holes, which have sharp edges.
- Wooden beams and joists showing signs of edges breaking away to reveal fresh, light wood underneath.
How to get rid of woodworm in the UK?
If you want to know how to kill woodworm, the best thing to do is to call in a professional woodworm service, who can administer the most appropriate type of woodworm killer to the surface of the timber.
What do woodworm beetles look like?
People often want to know what woodworm looks like, but woodworm larvae and adult beetles are very tiny and rarely seen. You are far more likely to see their exit holes in a variety of types of wood, than seeing the tiny brown beetles themselves.
What causes woodworm and how does woodworm spread?
Woodworm is caused by a beetle infestation, most commonly furniture beetles or death watch beetles. They can be introduced into the house in second-hand furniture, firewood or even simply by flying in through a window from nearby branches of trees.
How do you treat woodworm?
The best way for you to treat your woodworm problem is to call in a professional woodworm removal service, like Abate. Our highly experienced team will thoroughly survey the situation and administer the best woodworm treatment for the job, once they have correctly identified the type of wood boring beetle causing the issue.
How much does woodworm treatment cost?
The cost of woodworm treatment depends on where the problem is and the extent of the infestation. For example, woodworm can be in floorboards or structural joist which require different types of treatment. At Abate, we offer a cost-effective, pragmatic, and honest woodworm treatment service, ensuring that you do not need to pay more than required to eradicate your infestation.