Wood beetle infestation in the UK is extremely common and is mostly dependent on damp conditions for them to survive.
The damage caused by the infestation will vary depending on the type of woodworm present and the extent of the attack. There are various types of woodworm, the main types being:
All of the beetle infestations can cause serious damage but correct identification is necessary to ensure that the appropriate treatment of woodworm is carried out to prevent further wood boring beetle infestation.
You will often see round, oval or ragged holes which are the emergence holes of the woodworm and sometimes fresh bore dust. With the correct wood worm treatment using our specialist wood preservative this can be eradicated, although the holes will still be visible. Timber repairs will then need to be carried out on all structurally unsound timbers.