Despite the name, Woodworm is not a worm. It is the collective name for the larvae of wood boring beetles, including the Common Furniture Beetle.
As larvae, they bore into wood and eat it, causing structural damage over prolonged periods (often up to 6 years!).
As the larvae transform into adult beetles, they will emerge from the wood, causing the 'pin hole' damage that is visible to the outside of the wood. There is often dust visible around these small exit holes known as Frass.
If left untreated, woodworm can cause substantial damage to timbers over a period of time by weakening the timber from the inside.
This can cause structural issues for example in roof timbers and lead to collapse, large expensive repairs, or in the worst case, serious injuries.
Though professional treatment can seem costly, it is by far the safest and most effective way to prevent any further damage to your property occurring.
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