Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention
Termites can infest areas in your backyard, making it important to learn termite preventative measures for your lawn and garden.
Termites will readily infest items in your backyard if they are provided with a source of cellulose to feed on. Subterranean termites and agricultural termites are the species most likely to infest your yard, while drywood termites can infest trees and other landscaping not in contact with soil. For the most part, preventing termites in your garden and yard requires many of the same methods as preventing them in your home.
How to Prevent Termites in My Backyard
Termites don’t just infest homes or properties. If they find a source of wood to feed on in your yard, they will take it! The following things may attract termites in your lawn or garden area:
- Tree roots, dead trees, or decaying stumps. Termites will actively seek out rotting wood, so removing it promptly is of the essence.
- Stacks of firewood or lumber. You should never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard. Instead, make sure to store them several inches above the ground.
- Standing water or poor drainage issues. Moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Promptly fix any moisture or drainage issues you may have.
- Decaying wood on your deck or patio. 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 dirt.
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How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Lawn or Garden
No one wants to use chemical-laden termite treatments in their garden. 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 who knows how to properly treat your yard without killing off your garden. In fact, Sentricon can be safely used in your lawn and garden as a termite control option. Contact Dugas Pest Control today to learn more!
Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention in Louisiana
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