The term woodworm is a generic description given to wood-eating larvae of numerous species of beetle. Generally, woodworms will prefer softwood but will always choose damp wood over dry wood to consume. They can be found in roof timbers, floorboards, furniture, wooden surfaces, and even musical instruments. Common signs of them include dust, live adult beetles, exit hoes, tunnels in wood, and woodworm larvae. Treatment methods include proper woodworm ventilation, which keeps humidity levels low and the home well heated as well as removing woodworm infected items, installing electric fly traps, and using a woodworm heat treatment.