Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention
In addition to infesting homes and properties, termites can and will infest items right in your backyard. This makes it important to implement termite prevention for your front or backyard.
The Eastern subterranean termites and arid-land termites found in Albuquerque are the species most likely to infest your yard, while drywood termites can infest trees and other landscaping not in contact with soil. Preventing termites in your lawn and garden requires many of the same methods as preventing them in your home.
4 Tips to Keep Termites Out of Your Yard
Termites can access and infest items right in your yard if they find a suitable wood item. This makes more things vulnerable to termites than you may realize. Termites are known to be attracted to the following items in your lawn or garden:
- Rotten tree roots, logs, 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.
- Wooden decks and patios. 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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Termite Control for Lawns and Gardens
Understandably, no one wants to deal with 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. There are several termite treatment options that are completely safe for use in your front or backyard!
Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention in Albuquerque NM
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