Woodworm are generally less active during winter, as colder temperatures and lower humidity levels can slow their development and reduce their activity.
However, this can depend on the species of wood-boring beetle, as some species may be active year-round. If the conditions are warm and humid enough, the beetles may continue to develop and lay eggs, regardless of the time of year.
During the winter months, wood-boring beetles may go into a dormant phase, but this doesn’t mean your woodworm infestation is resolved. Once spring comes back around and temperatures begin to rise, the woodworm larvae will become active again and continue to damage your timbers.
It is important that you diagnose and resolve your woodworm problem as quickly as possible to avoid costly repairs and potential safety issues. Call the experts at Prokil today to book your woodworm survey on 0800 048 9488.