Lawn & Yard Termite Prevention
We all know termites can infest our homes, but they can also wreak havoc in your backyard as well. This is because there are items right in our yard that can attract these pests.
For example, fences and decks can quickly attract termites because they contain the cellulose that they feed on. The good news is that 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 in the yard and preventing wood rot.
4 Ways to Prevent Termites Outdoors
Termites may commonly infest homes and other buildings, but they can also infest items right in your backyard. To keep termites from infesting your yard, try out the following tips:
- Look for rotten tree roots, dead trees, and decaying logs, and remove them carefully. Termites are very attracted to rotting wood.
- Never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard. Instead, 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.
- Work with a professional pest control company that can administer treatment in your yard or garden in a safe manner.
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How to Get Rid of Termites in Florida Yards
It’s understandable why people are wary of treating their garden or yard for termites. Thankfully, there are a few all-natural termite prevention techniques that can repel termites in the yard, including orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, boric acid, and more.
That said, if you already have termites infesting your backyard, it’s important to always contact your local termite control company for treatment. To learn more about getting rid of or keeping termites away from your backyard, the termite exterminators at Florida Pest Control can help.