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Woodworm Recognition and Identification

Woodworm holes located in the wood are often caused by the young of beetles that feast on the timber. Wider openings on the surface are created when the adult beetles appear from the wood to mate.

There are numerous species of woodworm, therefore the treatment undertaken will depend upon exactly which species are burrowing or destroying the wood.

Common Furniture Beetle

Woodborer, Oligomerus brunneus, extreme close-uptingThe Common Furniture Beetle is the most well-known and common species of woodworm within the United Kingdom. This insect is a pest and destroys building timbers such as joists and floor and is also likely to burrow into furniture.

The Common Furniture Beetle can be recognised by the tiny, circular holes are left on the wood, which measure approximately 1.5 – 2mm in diameter. Furthermore, the bore dust should also be evident as beetles burrows further into the timber. Under a microscope, the dust produced is more recognisable as lemon-shaped capsules. The dust also feels ‘gritty’ when massaged between the fingertips.

The adult beetle grows between 3-5 mm. You can recognise the beetle by its uniquely shaped thorax; resembling that of ‘monk’s hood’ encasing the beetle’s head.

Generally, treatment of the Common Furniture Beetle is relatively simple. Wood that has been structurally altered or weakened must be substituted with pre-stained timber. Thus, all areas of the contaminated timber should then be stained with Soluguard Woodwork Treatment applied through the medium or a brush or alternatively sprayed on.

Other Species of Woodworm

Other species of woodworm are also common in the United Kingdom. The Deathwatch Beetle, the house Longhorn Beetle and lesser-known Powderpost Beetle. Importantly, the Powderpost Beetle can be decontaminated and eradicated in a similar way to the Common Furniture Beetle. The House Longhorn Beetle is the perpetrator of more serious damage because its young is much larger than those of other comparable wood-inhabiting insects indigenous to the United Kingdom. Hale woodworm removal treatment spray can be used for this particular species, but it needs to be administered professionally.

Hale Woodworm Treatment Furniture Products

Woodworm larvaeThere are various problems encountered when treating woodworm. Firstly, identifying the species may be difficult, as the insect may be buried deep in the timber. Secondly, making a decision on whether or not the woodworm infestation is active or inactive. Lastly, deciding on whether any of the wooden beams or timber within the property need replacing. Immediate treatment for woodworm removal is imperative if you do not want the problem to reoccur. Hale woodworm treatment on household furniture may be needed if the infestation has reached a severe level.

Taking into account all these factors is important if any treatment will actually take place. Treatment for woodworm and the use of Hale woodworm treatment spray will depend on the severity of the woodworm infestation.

Steps for Effective Action

Here at Young's Pest Control we suggest that you undertake a survey with us so we can establish the extent of damage if you suspect a woodworm contamination. If you contact us, a dedicated member of team will be able to discuss the services we offer so that we can tailor the job to your specifications. We also offer specified Hale woodworm treatment furniture inspections, whereby household objects are checked for woodworm infestation. If you suspect a woodworm contamination in your property, then do not hesitate to contact us.