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How to Identify, Eliminate and Prevent Insect and Animal Infestation

Infestation by insects or animals can be a harmless nuisance, or it can have serious consequences for house structure. Learn to identify common pest infestations, then find out how to get rid of them and prevent their return.

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Woodworm - Furniture Beetle

A group of wood-boring beetles, commonly known as woodworm, can cause serious structural problems. Obvious signs are small flight holes in lumber; dust around the holes confirms that the worm is active. Immediate treatment is essential. The Furniture Beetle is a small brown beetle and is generally found during the summer months. It is usually about 1/8 inch (4 mm) in length.

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