Wood Burning Fireplaces – a Termite Problem?

With the temperatures dropping, this is a great time of year to use your wood-burning fireplace. However, it’s important to make sure you’re not accidentally making it easy for termites to get into your home. Where you store your firewood can make a big difference in whether or not you’ll end up needing Monmouth County pest control for termites.

Where to Avoid Storing Firewood

Although keeping firewood on your porch or right next to your home provides convenience, these aren’t good storage places. Termites are attracted to these piles of wood, which provides them with shelter and food. You should also avoid keeping a stack of firewood in your living room near your fireplace.

Where to Store Firewood Safely

When you need to have firewood handy for your wood-burning fireplace, keep it outside and away from your home. If you have a metal shed, this offers the ideal spot for storing firewood. If not, make sure that you store firewood far away from your home’s exterior and wood sheds.

If you do have termites in your firewood, you can still burn it. However, you risk having these pests drop off the wood and into your home while carrying it inside.

If termites have made their way into your home, contact Allison Pest Control. Our Monmouth County pest control services can get rid of these bugs for you before they do serious damage.

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