Woodworm Treatment

Woodworm Treatment


Woodworm treatment for Chichester, Bognor Regis, Emsworth, & surrounding.



Have you got a woodworm problem and live in Chichester, Bognor Regis, or the Emsworth area? if so we have the knowledge and the experience to eliminate your problem using the correct woodworm treatment.  At top Joints, we can also complete structural remedial works. 


What Is Woodworm?

Woodworm, or also known as a woodboring beetle,  is the wood-eating larvae of many species of beetle. It is also a description given to the infestation of a wooden item normally part of a dwelling / wooden beams / roof joists or furniture.

Types of woodworm

  • Ambrosia beetles
  • Woodboring
  • Bark borer beetle
  • Common furniture beetle
  • Deathwatch beetle
  • House longhorn beetle
  • Powderpost beetle
  • Wharf borer 


Signs of a woodworm / woodboring beetle infestation

Signs of woodworm usually consist of holes in the wooden item, with live infestations showing powder (faeces), known as frass, around the holes. The size of the holes varies, but are typically 1mm to 1.5mm in diameter for the most common household species. Adult woodworm / beetles which emerged from the wood may also be found in the summer months, in fact this is prime breeding time for them! May through to September. Typically the adult woodboring beetles, the females lay eggs on, or just under the surface of a wooden item. The resulting grubs then feed on the wooden item causing both structural and cosmetic damage, before pupating and hatching as woodworm / woodboring beetles which then breed, lay eggs, and repeat the process causing further damage. As the beetles evolved consuming dead wood in various forest habitats, most grubs, if not all, typically require that the wooden item contain a higher moisture content than is normally found in wooden items in a typical home.

A building with a woodworm problem in the structure or furniture may well also have a problem with excess damp. The issue could be lack of ventilation in a roof space, cellar or other enclosed space within an otherwise dry building. Please contact Top Joints to carry out your woodworm treatment, and to eliminate the woodboring beetles before structural damage can be caused. 

Recent woodworm projects carried out…

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Please phone  or email to discuss your woodworm treatment project

01243 602531