What are woodworm?
Woodworm is a broad term for wood boring beetles including the Death Watch Beetle and the Common Furniture Beetle, the two most common in the UK.
How does a woodworm infestation start?
They don’t fly, that’s a common misconception. Woodworm may blow in to a property from soft or hardwood trees nearby or be installed in the item of furniture or timber already when they arrive on site. Perhaps via a reclaimed timber joist, a damp piece of furniture from a garage or an antiquity made from wood. They do not migrate habitually so one affected piece does not indicate a property-wide infestation.
How does a woodworm infestation continue to live?
The mother lays her eggs in safe positions to allow them to hatch 10-14 days later and they tunnel in to their new habitat-food source; they eat the cellulose in the timber to survive.
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