Last edited 10 May 2022

Wood-boring weevil

Inform Guide: Insect Attack to Timber, published on 22 January 2016 by Historic Scotland states: ‘Wood-boring weevils attack damp timbers especially where they are also suffering from decay. It is important not to mistake wood-boring weevils for common furniture beetles. The holes made by weevils are oval shaped (as opposed to the round holes of the furniture beetle) with finer bore dust. Once moisture is removed from wood, and any decay dealt with, the weevil infestation will cease without the need to resort to the use of chemicals. This principle largely applies to all insect infestation.’

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