Woodworm or common furniture beetle is a serious pest of structural timber and furniture, long standing infestations may cause serious weakening.

Isca Pest Control woodworm treatment Exeter sovereign approved logo blackThe adults of wood boring beetle emerge from timber in the spring and early summer and fly for mating and distribution.

The eggs are placed in the cracks and crevices, an average of around 30 eggs are laid per female. Two to four weeks later the eggs have hatched and the young larvae bore into the wood.

Both soft and hard woods are attacked but they do tend to prefer soft woods.

“Called Isca Pest Control out for what we thought was a wasp nest. Darren arrived, gave it the once over and said we didn’t have a nest – the friendly wasps were feeding on our bramble and wouldn’t cause any problems. We offered to pay for his time but he wouldn’t take any money and we were grateful for his time. Thanks Darren.”
Jo, Devon

Isca Pest Control are a Sovereign approved contractor for the removal of woodworm and offer guaranteed & certificated eradication of wood boring beetle.


Infested areas will require treatment with residual insecticides.

We remove, control, proof and eradicate all types of pests in the Exeter, Exmouth, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton and surrounding Devon areas.

Call Isca Pest Control on Exeter 01392 462900 to treat your woodworm.