(The plural can be either woodworms or woodworm.)
1) N-COUNT Woodworm are very small creatures which make holes in wood by eating it.
2) N-UNCOUNT Woodworm is damage caused to wood, especially to the wooden parts of a house or to furniture, by woodworm making holes in the wood.

...treating the ground floor of a house for woodworm.

English dictionary. 2008.

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