When is Woodworm not Woodworm?

Woodworm is a generic term and can be misused or accidently used where similar looking beetles are found.

When anyone talks of ‘woodworm’ they are normally talking about The Common Furniture beetle Anobium punctatum. This can be a very damaging pest; eating floors, staircases and roof timbers.

Whilst these are sometimes discovered as holes in timber, the adult beetles also make an apperance in the summer months, so when a client in Bradford found chocolate coloured beetles in her bedroom window sills, alarm bells rang.