Woodworm Woodworm is the most common name for the larvae stage of wood boring beetles. This type of beetle is usually found in households from early springtime to mid- autumn. Many homeowners only notice woodworm once the infestation has spread. While the beetles themselves are elusive, they leave small round holes in the timber surface when they tunnel through. You’ll also notice wood dust gathering near vertical structures and on the timber. If you notice weak and damaged flooring this could be caused by woodworm damage that needs to be investigated by a preservation specialist. Contact your local branch for woodworm treatment advice or a property survey. Woodworm Treatment Woodworm treatment is only required if the infestation is active, although it might be tricky to tell if it’s active when there are no visual clues. The woodworm larvae tend to live deep in the timber and only make a recognisable exit hole once it’s a mature beetle. If you want to fully get rid of the woodworm problem, the only effective option is to use the correct chemical insecticides. Our experienced  specialists will offer advice in how to effectively deal with the problem . In some cases, timber structures might be beyond repair and must be completely replaced with new pre- treated timbers. Have you seen woodworm exit holes within your home? Contact ACHIUK for advice or a property survey. Woodworm Prevention As wood boring beetles have a 3-year life cycle, timber, furniture or timber products bought containing a woodworm infestation, may not manifest itself until years after the timber has been brought to your property. Infestation can be tackled by the application of a residual insecticide to infected areas. This is a chemical product and should be applied only by professional woodworm treatment contractors. If you are trying to tackle the infection alone, simple aerosol insecticide sprays will generally not eliminate the infestation. ACHIUK will diagnose the problem and advise the best treatment.