Recognize and eliminate woodworms in the parquet

The trouble is great when spreading woodworms in the high-quality parquet floor: Ugly drilled holes and feeding passages multiply, in addition to the idea that the precious wood may soon become unusable. In older parquet it could, however, also be a past infestation, from which no danger runs out. How to recognize if there is a need for action!

Recognize an active woodworm infestation: That's how it works!

Woodworms leave traces that may appear quite fresh or already aged. If only old remains of wood-destroying insects can be found on a parquet, the first thing is clear.

But what do the old and new tracks look like? Use the following overview to rank your observations to see if you need to take swift action against the gnawing pests:

dark eating galleriesold infestation
dark holesold infestation
Dust in feeding passages and holesold infestation
bright feeding passagesactive infestation
bright holesactive infestation
light cornflouractive infestation
ate noiseactive infestation

The beetle larvae can spend up to eight years in the wood before they become full-fledged insects. Afterwards, the beetle females prefer to lay their eggs again in the same place: a cycle that must be stopped.

How to combat woodworms in the parquet

The fact that woodworms were able to penetrate the parquet indicates that the surface coating is already worn out. Use this as an advantage by applying the whole surface to the wooden floor with a rag kerosene.

Ensure both the necessary health and fire protection. Repeat the process about two to three times; after drying, a new seal is due.

Tips & Tricks

Isopropanol is also suitable for large-scale control of wood culling: Soak your parquet and cover the surface with a foil for several days.

Video Board: Furniture Beetle Woodworm Identification and Treatment