Woodworm is the collective name for a number of species of Wood boring insects that attack all types of wood within your property.
These include the common Woodworm Beetle, Common Furniture Beetle (Anobium punctatum), and the Death Watch Beetle (Xestobium rufovillosum).
The term "woodworm" refers to the larval or "worm" stafe of the "insects" life when they bore and eat wood. Woodworm can attack wood within the structure of a building and even the wood within your home furnishings. If left untreated, woodworm can seriously weaken timber leading to the eventual failure of the structure of the building.