Timbers in your property especially pine can have a common furniture beetle infestation timbers become infested. They carry on breeding laying their eggs when they hatch these tiny grubs eat there way along the surface of the timbers.
A common furniture beetle infestation in one season with the correct conditions can spread all round a loft. With very easy signs to follow there will be fresh frass or fine light coloured saw dust.
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Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum)
Common furniture beetle is the everyday name given to the insect which de Geer called Annobium punctatum in 1774. The common furniture beetle belongs to the family ANOBIIDAE which contains about twenty two different species found in Britain.
The adult beetle varies in size from 2.5 mm to nearly 4.5 mm in length and is usually chocolate brown in colour. All are covered with fine yellowish down which does not however hide the longitudinal rows of punctures or small pits on the eleytra or wing cases.
They lay from twenty to sixty eggs are laid by each fertilized common furniture beetle female. Follow link to carry on reading.
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