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Hardwoods, softwoods and even plywood can all be affected by wood boring beetles. Identification of the exact species of beetle is important in establishing the most effective method of eradication.

Woodworm Treatment in Taunton, Bridgewater and throughout Somerset


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 •  Provide a detailed report

 •  Apply permethrin fluids

 •  Remove decayed timber

 •  Replace timber and treat

 •  Issue guarantee

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Close-up of a wood boring beetle

The term applies to an infestation of timber by wood boring beetles. There are a number of different species, but the usual one is the Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum).


Mainly affecting softwoods, as well as being particularly partial to old plywood, the beetle has a life cycle of between three and five years. Eggs are laid in cracks, crevices and old flight holes in timber during the spring and early summer.


The larva bores into the wood, tunnelling its way through the timber. Pupation takes place just below the surface of the timber and the adult beetle emerges after six to eight weeks, eggs are laid in cracks during the spring and early summer time.

What is woodworm?

Building Preservation Services in Taunton can apply a permethrin-based fluid and usually that is all that's required. Occasionally however, particularly in the case of a Death Watch Beetle infestation, removal of the decayed timber and the application of a mayonnaise-type paste is necessary.

How is it treated?