Woodworm Treatment

Wood boring beetles or woodworm may attack any untreated timbers within a property. Even new timbers are susceptible due to the high starch content found in the sapwood of young trees. With the current high levels of demand for timber, trees are not allowed the growing time necessary that leads to a greater natural resistance to wood boring beetle and fungal attack.

Positive Preservation offer a range of remedial treatments for the eradication of wood boring beetles or woodworm. Treatments vary according to timber and beetle type.

Timbers in the structure of a building with any form of woodworm or decay we would recommend that a full timber survey is carried out to identify the type of woodworm or infestation and a suitable treatment.


  • The size of the holes
  • Hardwood or softwood
  • Big or small holes
  • Round or oval holes
  • The texture of the frass present
  • Is there moisture present?

All treatments for woodworm can be different depending on the conclusion of the survey.

Most Common Woodworm…

  • Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum)
  • Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum huttoni)
  • Deathwatch Beetle ( Xestobium rufovillosum)
  • House Longhorn Beetle (Hylotrupes bajulus)


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