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What causes it?

Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium Punctatum) is responsible for approximately 75% of damage to timber within buildings in the UK.Other types of wood boring insects commonly found are Wood Boring Weevil (Pentarthrum Huttoni) which attacks damp or decaying timbers, and Bark Borer (Ernobius Mollis) which only attacks the bark or "waney edge" and the layer of timber directly below. Removal of the bark is all that is required to eradicate this attack.

How do we treat it?

In most cases, spray treatment of the affected timber is all that is required to eradicate such infestations. However, if the attack is intense or heavy, it would be necessary to replace the affected timber. This is particularly common in floorboards.

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