Furniture Beetle in a Farm House

Today included an enjoyable Building Survey of a Grade II listed farm house in Lewes, East Sussex. With parts dating back to 1450 this historic property certainly had character. 


This image was taken within the roof void of a timber rafter affected by a wood boring insect. Commonly referred to as wood worm, the culprit is in-fact a beetle - Anobium Punctatum or common furniture beetle. The interesting point highlighted in this image, is that the beetle clearly prefers the softer outer sapwood rather than the harder inner heartwood.

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