The common furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum) is a woodboring beetle.
The female will reproduce and lay eggs in old exit holes (pictured right) or small
cracks in the timber. The larva will burrow for three to four years, consuming the
timber. The adults then break through the surface, making a 1mm to 1.5 mm exit hole
and spilling dust, the first visible signs of an infestation.
If the problem is curbed sooner, usually no structural repairs need to be be done.