What Is Woodworm?


There are many species of woodworm and the larval stage of certain woodboring beetles, but they are not really worms, but actually insects. Before entering into the stage of metamorphosis, these larvae consume food from wood to aid their transition into the adult form. Woodworm should be identified according to the type of wood they inhabit, and some of the more common species are Common Furniture Beetle, Death Watch Beetle and House Longhorn Beetle. While these are scary names, woodworms are not that difficult to get rid of if identified early enough. Look for damage like round holes in the wood. Because they are in the larval stage, they may not be easy to see with the naked eye, but their effects are noticeable.