It is not uncommon in the oldest wooden furniture you have at home or in the roof beams that small holes appear, accompanied by dust and a particular noise. These are produced by insect larvae that feed on wood.
Aside from the aesthetic impact, the fact of having these visitors at home can also cause the disintegration of several wooden elements if not stopped in time. This can become a serious problem especially in the case of the beams, it could reach the roof collapse.
The woods that better resist woodworm are juniper, acacia and mahogany. In contrast, among the ones they like best there are the beech, maple and chestnut. Old furniture with cracks in a humid environment at a temperature of between 20 and 14 degrees are perfect conditions for their habitat in spring.
As prevention is better than cure, if you have not yet been visited by these larvae you should varnish all those wooden elements that are not, in order to create a protective barrier prevent woodworm.
In case you are already enjoying the unpleasant company of these small insects the solution will depend on the degree of damage suffered by the objects. If you consider that the structure of the house is not in danger, there are several products on the market to eradicate the woodworm this problem commonly in spray or liquid that is injected directly into the wood. If the problem is quite important and you think that it is urgent, the best you can do is contacting a professional, especially if it affects the structure elements.