Woodworm, Manchester & North West

This page is under construction, however we include images below of affected timbers either taken from structures during Trace remedial works, or during survey inspections:

showimageLarge section timbers severely deteriorated as a result of Deathwatch beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum) attack.
showimageA close up shot of the timber shown above.


showimageTaken from a rafter, this is a bark sample affected by Bark borer (Ernobius Mollis).  Although sometimes mistakenly confused with common furniture beetle, this beetle concentrates its galleries (‘tunnels’) within softwood bark, extending to a small degree into the outer sapwood, hence it does not require treatment, other than removing the bark.

limits it galleries to bark and the outer 10mm of sapwood which the bark c.