07 Apr Watch out woodworms are about!!
Have you noticed small holes in your floorboards or loft timbers? Do you have unexplained lines of dust on your car in the garage? If so you could have woodworm!
Between April and August is woodworm season, when the larvae of the woodworm beetle will begin to emerge as they pupate into beetles and begin to infest other untreated timbers. The most common of these is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum) and can be found in untreated timbers throughout your property.
The larvae feed on the wood, they bore galleries which become partly filled with granular wood du
st (frass). When fully developed, after one to three years, the grubs or larvae approach the surface of the timber and pupate – generally between April to August. After the pupation period has become completed, the adult beetles bore small round exit holes. The adult beetles are capable of flight, and this enables them to travel and infest other timbers. Therefore we would always recommend treating the whole area as the larvae could be within the timber as they have not yet emerged.