How to get rid of woodworms
Like termites, woodworms are a wood boring insect that do a lot of damage to your home. They are especially hard to detect when they first come into a home because the adults, Furniture Beetles, lay their eggs on wood and the larvae then bore into the wood and stay for three or more years. They most often attack furniture, but can also get into your home structural support and can become a nuisance of you do not get rid of them as soon as possible.
Woodworms usually come into a home on used furniture. The adult, however, can fly into a home, too. They destroy the wood by hollowing it out form the inside. There is special insecticide that you can get for woodworms.. It usually comes as a spray or is brushed on. It should be applied thickly to the infected area so it will seep into the wood where the woodworms are living. There is also a polish that you can buy to protect your furniture against woodworms.
To keep out adults you should make sure all doors and windows are sealed properly. You can recognize a woodworm problem by the holes they leave when boring into the wood.
There are different types of woodworms. The word 'woodworm' really refers to a host of wood boring insect larvae. The particular woodworm here is from the Furniture beetle, but woodworms are also from moths, beetles and weevils. Each type is treated differently, so you should try to identify which type it is. This can be done by looking for the adult, which will usually be found near doors or windows. They do not live inside and usually try to escape once they have laid their eggs. Once you have found an adult you can identify the type of woodworm you have and can being treatment.