Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention
Just as you would prevent termites in your home, it’s important to prevent them in your yard as well.
There are many items in your lawn or garden that could attract termites. Termites will readily infest items in your backyard if they are provided with a source of cellulose to feed on. For the most part, preventing termites in your garden and yard requires many of the same methods as preventing them in your home. This includes getting rid of excess moisture and decaying or rotten wood.
How Can I Prevent Termites in My Yard?
Termites are infamous for infesting structures, but there are several items in your lawn or garden that could attract them as well. For this reason, it’s important to implement termite prevention both inside and outside of your property.
- Termites will actively seek out rotting wood, so removing it promptly is of the essence. Look for rotten tree roots, dead trees, and decaying logs or stumps.
- You should never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard. Instead, make sure to store them several inches above the ground and away from your home.
- Moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Promptly fix any moisture or drainage issues.
- 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 Do I Get Rid of Termites Outside My Home?
Termite treatment in your yard is safe and effective. Thankfully, there are a number of more 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 that knows how to properly treat your yard without killing off your garden.
To learn more about keeping termites out of your Virginia lawn and garden, contact the pros at Loyal Termite & Pest Control.
Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention in Virginia
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