Woodworm and Death Watch Beetle
Active woodworm causes considerable damage to any timber structure
throughout its life cycle
The Average Life cycle
AND EVIDENCE OF ACTIVE WOODWORM
- Woodworm insects have a two to five year life cycle.
- Within this time the larvae will start to hatch and eat its way through any available timber structure.
- This is repeated up and down the length of timber causing damage and weakness to the structure.
- It is at this stage in the life cycle that the frass, or wood dust can be observed and quite often noticed by surveyors or the trained eye.
- The next stage the larvae will have pupated into an adult beetle and will mate to lay more eggs and the cycle repeats itself.