Woodworm Treatment

Small holes in structual timbers, such as wooden beams and window frames.
Timber is infected when a woodboring beetle lays it eggs, these turn into larvae which then borrow deep into the timber while feed on it. The larve cause small holes in the wood and destroying the stucture of the wood.

The most common beetle species affecting timbers are:
Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum).
Deathwatch Beetle (Xestobium rufuvillosum)
House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)
Powderpost beetle (Lyctus brunneus)

Treatments and Preservation Solutions:
Before treatment can be started a number of facts would need to be assessed. Firstly it is important to find out which species of woodworm is involved as different woodworm infestations require different treatments.

Checking wheather the woodworm infestation is still active is the next step and then assessing if the timbers or wooden frames affected will need replacing or will some type of structual support system be required.