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How To Store Firewood To Prevent Pest Infestations

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Firewood is the perfect source of food and shelter for pests like spiders, beetles, termites, and ants. Here are some tips for proper firewood storage that will help prevent these pests from joining you by the fire.

  • Only bring enough wood into your home to burn. Do not store firewood inside your home 

  • Do not stack wood alongside your house, it should be at least 20 to 30 feet away from the exterior of the home

  • Store firewood off of the ground to make it difficult for pests to gain access

  • Cover wood or store in a woodshed to prevent moisture, which promotes decaying wood that is attractive to termites and carpenter ants

  • Never treat firewood with pesticides, even if you find pests. This is dangerous once the wood is burned inside of your home

stack of firewood

Properly storing your firewood will make it less attractive to pests and go a long way towards preventing pest infestations.

If you have identified a pest infestation in your home due to firewood or for any other reason, contact your local Rose Pest Solutions service center here.

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