Most Common Woodworm Damage

Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum)

Attacks the sapwood of softwoods and hardwoods. Round holes approximately 2mm in diameter short frass filled tunnels with lemon shaped frass pellets.

Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum)

Attacks virtually always hardwood with some form of decay, however will attack softwood if well rotted and in contact with infested hardwood. Round holes 3mm in diameter lots of frass usually present. Frass is bun shaped.

Woodboring Weevel (Euophryum confine)

Attacks soft and hardwood, which have rotted. Tunnels run along the grain and frequently break the surface. Ragged holes 1mm in diameter.

Bark Borer (Ernobius mollis)

Looks like Common Furniture Beetle but the damage is confined to the barked edge. All holes are within 10-15mm of the barked edge.

Above are a few of the most common infestations. If you think that your property may be suffering from insect infestation please contact Trust Preservation for advice or a detailed survey of your property.

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