Woodworm is a collective name for the number of species of wood boring insects.
The term woodworm actually refers to the pupa which bores through the wood. The active life cycle of the woodworm species can vary from 1 year to 14 years.
Dampcure-Woodcure/30 Ltd will carry out a professional survey on flooring timbers, where accessible and provide a detailed report for woodworm eradication.
Our treatment solutions are water based insecticide in accordance with COSHH.
Here are some of the more common beetles:
Causes rapid and severe damage in softwoods, mainly in London and the Home Counties. Oval flight holes up to 10mm x 6mm.
(Pentarthrum Huttoni, Euophryum Confine)
About 75% of all woodworm damage - attacks hard and soft wood. Flight hole about 1.5mm diameter.
Particularly damaging in old buildings where hard wood has incurred previous decay. Flight hole about 3mm diameter.
Common Furniture Beetle
House Longhorn Beetle
Usually associated with wood decayed by fungus i.e. Wet Rot leaving flight holes of ragged appearance. Around 1mm diameter.