Wood Boring Insect Control
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Common Furniture Beetle Control

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London Pest Management provide a professional common furniture beetle treatment service for business customers & individuals.

Common Furniture Beetle

The common furniture beetle or common house borer is a woodboring beetle. In the larval stage it bores in wood and feeds upon it. Adults measure 2.7–4.5 mm in length. They have brown ellipsodial bodies with a pronotum resembling a monk's cowl. The common furniture beetle only attacks seasoned sapwood timber, not live or fresh wood. This is readily observed from infested structures, where one piece of timber may be heavily attacked but an adjacent one left virtually untouched according to whether it is made from the heartwood or the sapwood part of a tree trunk.

Infestations are also usually a problem of old wooden houses built with untreated timbers. In some countries, building regulations state that timbers with more than 25% sapwood may not be used, so that wood borer infections can not substantially weaken structures.

Infection, past or present, is diagnosed by small round exit holes of 1 to 1.5 mm diameter. Active infections feature the appearance of new exit holes and fine wood dust around the holes.

Disease & Dangers

In general wood boring insects are not disease carriers, however, as with any insect you do not know where they have been so the chance of them crawling over something "nasty" and transferring bacteria to your surfaces is a real one. Older properties may suffer structural damage from large scale infestation of woodworm.

Woodboring Insect Rogues Gallery

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