deathwatch beetle


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Synonyms for deathwatch beetle

bores through wood making a ticking sound popularly thought to presage death

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With names such as deathwatch beetle, it's no wonder people get into a panic over them but it is rare for woodworm to cause structural defects in timber.
The larva of the deathwatch beetle is only about 15mm long but spends its life eating through the core of each beam and can seriously weaken roofs.
The cockroach and deathwatch beetle population has soared.
A MEDIEVAL church once infested with deathwatch beetle, and closed for more than a year because of structural problems, could soon be transformed for community use.
The Grade I listed church attributed to Sir Christopher Wren needs a pounds 658,608 restoration scheme to tackle a rampant infestation of deathwatch beetle and English Heritage is due to announce a Lottery grant decision early in the New Year.
They have rebuilt it and got rid of the deathwatch beetle, though not the bats.
Sadly,his new home, three miles away, was plagued with deathwatch beetle. Says Alan: ``The whole place had to be gutted.'' Which is just how he felt.
The repairs complete the preservation of the wooden roof of the building which was hit by Deathwatch beetle.
"Each deathwatch beetle is only about 15mm long but they can cause a lot of damage by eating through the core of each beam, so even if you tap a piece of infected wood it won't sound hollow."
A team of craftsmen from Lichfield-based Linford-Bridgeman is working to prevent further Deathwatch beetle damage to the roof of the Old Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
Deathwatch beetle damage and wet rot was found in roof timbers of the adjoining crown court buildings in Northgate Street.
Deathwatch beetle damage and wet rot was found in roof timbers of court buildings in Northgate Street.
"This year, normal complaints didn't work, so I told the rep I couldn't sleep because of the noise of deathwatch beetles in the wooden bedframe.
"With such roundly enunciated evasions the sap was steadily drained away from the Scotland and Wales Bill as day after dreary day in the Commons, the nit-pickers set about their destructive labours like so many deathwatch beetles."