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WOODWORMS CONTROL. WHAT ARE WOOD WORMS?
Woodworm is the wood-eating larvae of many species
of beetle. It is also a generic description given to the infestation of a wooden item normally part of a dwelling or the furniture in it by these larva.
Signs of woodworm usually consist of holes in the wooden item, with live infestations showing powder feces, known as Fras, around the holes. The size of the holes varies, but are typically 1 mm to 1.5 mm in diameter for the most common household species, although they can be much larger in the case of many beetles. Adult beetles which emerged from the wood may also be found in the summer months.
Typically the adult beetles lay eggs on or just under the surface of a wooden item. The resulting grubs then feed on the wooden item causing both structural and cosmetic damage before pupating and hatching as beetles which then breed, lay eggs, and repeat the process causing further damage.
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We often get asked to explain what does woodworm looks like as many of our customers are not sure whether they have an infestation of woodworm or not. The obvious sign of a woodworm beetle issue is by looking at what we call ‘exit holes’ in any wood or timber. These holes are just a few millimeters in diameter and are easily visible.
However, just because there are holes present, doesn’t mean you have a current or live infestation. It may be that the woodworm left long ago leaving the damage behind, but this still could mean that the timber has been left weakened and potentially dangerous.
Signs of Woodworm
Identifying a woodworm problem in its early stages is the most important stage in treating a woodworm problem. In many cases, you may not even be aware that you have a woodworm problem until the damage has been done and you can see the evidence that wood-boring beetle has been at work. Left untreated woodworm will continue to feed on the timber resulting ultimately in the structural failure of the timber.
There are a number of different types of woodworm beetle that can affect property but there are tell-tale signs that you can look out for. Our list below details what to look for when you suspect you may have a woodworm problem. If you are seeing any of the signs below then it is advisable to contact a specialist to start the process of treating your woodworm problem.
One of the most unfortunate parts of a woodworm infestation is that the signs of the problem are only visible at the end of the woodworm’s lifecycle. This is when the woodworm beetle breaks free from within the timber to continue its breeding.
Woodworm simple signs of infestation in Kenya include:
Exit holes in timber.
Presence of frass.
Tunnels within the wood caused by woodworm.
Actual beetles or dead or alive!
Sign 1: Exit Holes in Timber
The signs to look out for are what we call exit holes. When identifying if you have active woodworm in your property one very visual sign is the holes created by the woodworm as they exit the wood. The size of the holes varies depending on the species of woodworm but typically they are between 2mm and 5mm. If the woodworm problem is active the holes will have a ‘clean’ or ‘fresh’ appearance. They can often only be spotted up close, unless there is a large infestation and many exit holes together. Check out our examples below of different types of exit holes:
Sign 2: Presence of Frass (Bore dust)
Another sign that you have a live woodworm infestation in your property is the presence of frass being left by the beetle when it chews its way through the wood. Frass is a dust created by woodworm. The frass or woodworm dust is light in colour and looks almost like very fine wood shavings. This frass is essentially woodworm waste and it can be this waste that can help us identify what type of woodworm beetle is present. For example… the frass produced by the wood-boring weevil is ‘sticky’ to the touch as a result of there being moisture present. The images below give an indication of what to look out for:
Sign 3: Tunnels within the wood caused by woodworm
Although this is an obvious sign that you have a woodworm problem it is also one of the least visible. The tunnels are created by the woodworm as it makes it way through the timber.
Sign 4: Damaged wood
Damage wood is a clear sign that woodworm are causing damage to your property. Damage could range from weakened floorboards through to crumbling skirting boards. It is important not to confuse woodworm damage with the damage caused by dry rot or wet rot. If you are unsure which of these property care issues are causing the damage then it is important to contact a timber specialist to inspect the timber to avoid unnecessary treatments that may not be appropriate.
Sign 5: Actual beetles or dead or alive.
Dead woodworm beetles may be seen near timbers that are infected. Likewise, during the beetle ‘flight season’ between May and October, you could see live beetles as they emerge from the timbers. Learn more about the woodworm lifecycle here.
Spotting Woodworm, Beetles and Larvae
Spotting woodworm can be difficult due to the existing of woodworm beetle being seasonal. The best time to spot woodworm is between the months of March and September (this is also known as the flight season). Although quite a broad time-scale, this is when woodworm is most likely to leave the timber in an attempt to mate. One of the first places you will notice a woodworm infestation may not actually be on the wood itself as woodworm fly to a source of light it is common to find woodworm near the proximity of your window and window sills. It is there you will be able to see the woodworm beetle crawling looking to find a mate.
Wood boring beetles commonly known as woodworm include:
Wood boring weevils
Bark borer beetle or waney edge borer
Common furniture beetle
House longhorn beetle
Powder post beetle
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Woodworm infestation! There are plenty of different types of woodworm species, the most common being the common furniture beetle. These beetles thrive in humid conditions and feed off moist wood. Common furniture beetle can attack building timber as well as furniture, and their preferred choice of food is the sapwood of softwood and hardwood, plywood and Watling. The adult females lay eggs in cracks, crevices or previous woodworm holes attaching themselves in anywhere.
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Woodworm infestation will create expensive damage to your home including furniture, wood content within. Contrary to their name the destructive worms themselves are actually beetles rather than worms.
They feast on wood, especially dried and mold ridden wood, throughout their early stages of life which is where they get their name from. Eventually, after prolonged exposure without treatment, the woodworms’ activity can leave the timber of a building or piece of furniture in such weakened shape that it can completely keel over. This is why it is vital that we take care of the foundations of our homes and wooden furnishings mainly by identifying at risk areas and dealing with them appropriately.
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Woodworm infestation! Mold and trapped moisture in the materials that structure the house result in dry and wet rot which are a leading cause of attracting woodworm. This can be due to the way in which the house was built, old or new, the amount of applications in use from room to room and the ventilation system implemented into your home. If your walls and windows do not allow sufficient access for moisturized air to flow through then they can cause damage to the structure over time with moisture becoming trapped. Poor ventilation for steam and hot air that comes from electrical appliances of every modern home adds to this existing problem. The damaged timber will attract woodworm as they can feast easily on the material.
Woodworm! The wood eating weevils. The wood boring weevil or woodworm tends to attack wood which is already damp or decaying. For this reason, if you find an infestation of wood boring weevils, however much damage they may have done themselves, you already have a problem with the wood. Sometimes they will attack wood adjacent to wood which is decaying, but in either case, there is some decaying wood close by which will need dealing with. Woodworm treatment will retain permanently the image of a house.
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Woodworm! In the case of the wood boring weevil, the female lays the eggs in holes in the wood, and the eggs hatch in just over two weeks. Larva emerges from the egg and tunnels through the wood for a relatively short time for woodworm, six months or up to a year. It is in the shape and grows to a maximum of 3mm. Next comes the pupal stage, which lasts for two or three weeks before the adult beetle is finally formed. It then bites up and out of the wood, forming the familiar woodworm holes. Unlike most woodworm, which leave either round or oval shaped holes, the wood boring weevil makes an irregular shaped exit hole. This is one of the only wood boring insects which actually does feed on wood beyond the larval stage, and so can live up to a year.
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Woodworm! When you have identified a woodworm infestation or have found dry rot in your property, you should get it treated as soon as possible. The longer the woodworms are left, the more damage they will do to your furniture, timber, or whichever sort of wood they are burrowing through. It is essential therefore to apply woodworm treatment as soon as you can. Left untreated could lead to a crisis and destruction.
The most obvious sign of woodworm damage are tiny holes in the wood, where the woodworm have come through. Actually, woodworm are just the larval stage of a variety of species of wood boring insects, and by the time they come out they are the adult beetle. The discovery of wood boring insects, the most prevalent of which is the common furniture beetle, is another clear sign that you have woodworm. Frass, or bore dust, is another feature which you can look out for. Some wood, such as the timber supporting your house, is out of sight so in severe cases the first sign of woodworm could be loss of structural integrity. If you do suspect a woodworm infestation, therefore, you should contact Jopestkil-Kenya professional pest control experts to come and survey your property as soon as possible.
Woodworms! Once it has been bedbugs control that you have an infestation, there are a variety of woodworm treatments that are available. If it is not too severe, then our special formulation can be applied to the surface of the affected wood. For more serious infestations, however, it may be necessary to fumigate the property to rid of any other kind of woodworm infestations available.
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Woodworm infestation control, Jopestkil Kenya Pest controllers will then be able to recommend the best woodworm treatment for your situation whatever the level of infestations. The common ones includes:
Waney edge beetle
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