Woodworm is a collective name for the number of species of wood boring insects.
The term woodworm actually refers to the pupa which bores through the wood. The active life cycle of the woodworm species can vary from 1 year to 14 years.
Dampcure-Woodcure/30 Ltd will carry out a professional survey on flooring timbers, where accessible and provide a detailed report for woodworm eradication.
Our treatment solutions are water based insecticide in accordance with COSHH.
Here are some of the more common beetles:
Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum)
About 75% of all woodworm damage – attacks hard and soft wood. Flight hole about 1.5mm diameter.
Woodboring Weevil (Pentarthrum Huttoni, Euophryum Confine)
Usually associated with wood decayed by fungus i.e. Wet Rot leaving flight holes of ragged appearance. Around 1mm diameter.
Bark Borer Beetle (Ernobius Mollis)
Seasoned and partly seasoned softwood with bark present. Must have bark present to initiate attack. Usually no treatments with his beetle.
House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes Bajulus)
Causes rapid and severe damage in softwoods, mainly in London and Surrey. Oval flight holes up to 10mm x 6mm. Less common than the others.
Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium Rufovillosum)
Particularly damaging in old buildings where hard wood has incurred previous decay. Flight hole about 3mm diameter.