There are various types of woodworm – some more destructive than others. The severity of your woodworm infestation will depend on the size of the infestation, which species it is, and the condition of the wood in your home.
Damp wood is the perfect invitation to many species of woodworm such as the Deathwatch Beetle but common culprits such as the Powderpost Beetle love nothing more than dry, seasoned wood.
Due to their size and boring ability, the most destructive woodworm are the House Longhorn Beetle larvae. These beetles are only found in damp timber but as they can bore so quickly they can impose severe damage rapidly – especially as a single female House Longhorn Beetle can lay 200 eggs each time,
The Common Furniture Beetle which is responsible for 75% of UK woodworm infestations in the UK makes homes of soft and hard woods, and the Wood Boring Weevil infests damp timber and is commonly found in wood affected by wet rot.
As you can now see, some species of woodworm really will make a meal of the wood in your home. If you’d like some advice, or to book a site survey, consultation or no-obligation quotation for woodworm services in London, please click here or call 02089596424.