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How to Keep Termites Away from Your Wood Fence

Wood Bench Likely to Get Termites

What a beautiful wood fence! However, the close proximity of the landscaping makes it more likely that the fence will become infested with termites. This fence requires extra care.

Nothing is worse than finding out that your beautifulwood fence is infested in termites! If you worry about insect infestations, there are signs to look for and ways to treat infestations. Here are some of our tips for dealing with termites.

Signs of Termites

Termites cost Americans $5 billion in pest control each year. To make sure that you don’t have to spend too much money on pest control, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for early signs of an infestation. The most obvious sign is small, flying insects. Termites can be difficult to spot sometimes, since they tend to live inside whatever they are eating. Make sure to also look for telltale signs like wings or fecal pellets. You can also look for damage that is caused by an infestation. Cracks and holes can be signs of an infestation. Inspect a piece of wood to determine the type of damage. Subterranean termites will eat along the grain of the wood, leaving a honeycomb pattern. Drywood termites dig tunnels against the grain. Knowing what you’re dealing with can help you to address the problem.

Preventing Termites

If you don’t have an infestation yet, a good rule of thumb is to treat your wood so that it is not a tempting meal for termites. It’s also a good idea to keep moisture, mulch, and vegetation away from your wood fence. Mulch is also a food source for termites, and moisture provides a perfect breeding environment. Vegetation increases the amount of moisture in the ground, so make sure that your landscaped shrubs are not too close to your wood fence.

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