Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention
It’s not just important to prevent termites inside your house. It’s important to never neglect your lawn and garden when instilling preventative measures against termites.
Termites are attracted to any source of wood that contains cellulose, which is why they may just as well infest items in your yard or garden. Subterranean termites and agricultural termites are the species most likely to infest your yard; drywood termites, on the other hand, can infest trees and other sources of wood that aren’t in contact with soil. Preventing termites in your garden and yard requires the same techniquesas preventing them in your home, such as eliminating excess moisture, piles of wood, and properly administering preventative treatment.
What Attracts Termites to My Yard?
Your front yard or garden can be just as if not more appealing than your home when termites are searching for their source of wood to feed on. It’s important to know what things in your yard may unknowingly invite termites to infest your property:
- Stacks of firewood or lumber are stored near the home. You should never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard, instead storing them several inches above the ground.
- Tree roots, dead trees, or decaying stumps are left unattended. Termites actively seek out rotting wood, so removing it promptly is of the essence.
- Standing water or poor drainage issues are ignored. Moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Promptly fix any moisture or drainage issues you may have!
- Your deck or patio is not properly taken care of. Letting your outdoor space suffer from decay or rot is an easy way to attract termites. Make sure to apply treatment and, if possible, have support beams touching concrete rather than the soil.
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How to Treat Your Lawn and Garden for Termites
No one wants to use chemical-filled pesticides in their garden for fear of ruining their plants! Thankfully, there are a number of eco-friendly ways to protect your yard from termites, including orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, boric acid, and more. When you already have an infestation, it’s best to call a pest control company who knows how to properly treat your yard without killing it. An expert, such as one of the professionals at Allgood Pest Solutions, has the experience and knowledge required to effectively remove termites from your lawn or garden.
Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention in Atlanta & Knoxville Metros and Surrounding Areas
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