You'll find fine powdery dust around or underneath the holes.
Woodworm damage is considered to be gradual deterioration and part of the wear and tear of a building, so always check whether your home insurance covers this.
Whilst LV= won't cover woodworm damage specifically, you can add emergency cover to your LV= buildings insurance to cover other pests such as bees, wasps, hornets, rats mice and squirrels.
If you keep on top of the maintenance of the timber in your home, you should be able to spot woodworm before it gets too damaging. Catching it early makes it easier and less expensive to treat.
Woodworm damage is considered to be gradual deterioration and part of the wear and tear of a building.
The beetles that cause woodworm only want to lay their eggs in wood that provides a nurturing environment for their larvae. So they generally choose damp or rotten timber.
Therefore if you keep the humidity low in your home and make sure wood is dry and well ventilated you should discourage the beetle from laying eggs.
Before you bring any old wooden furniture in to your home, check it for signs of recent woodworm activity. If you suspect it may contain active woodworm, get it treated before you place it in your home.
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