Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention

Termites consume and live off of cellulose, which is found in wood, leaves, and organic debris. Consequently, these wood-destroying pests infest materials containing cellulose, making your lawn and garden equally as attractive as your home. Subterranean termites need contact with soil to survive, making wood materials in your garden or wooden furniture on your deck vulnerable to termite damage. Preventing termites from infesting the exterior of your home requires similar methods to preventing termites indoors. Eliminating excess moisture, cleaning up piles of wood and debris that attract termites, and properly applying a preventative treatment.

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What Attracts Termites to My Yard?

When termites forage for food resources, your lawn or garden can be just as attractive as your home. Conditions that attract termites to your yard include:

  • Stacks of firewood or lumber stored close to the foundation of your home. Keep wood elevated off the ground so that it never comes in contact with the soil in your yard.
  • Tree roots, dead trees, or decaying stumps that are left unattended create the ideal environment for termites. Removing them will deter termites.
  • Ignoring standing water or poor drainage issues. These moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Repair any moisture or drainage issues on your property.
  • Letting your outdoor spaces, like patios and decks, suffer from decay or rot is an easy way to attract termites. Treat wood materials and make sure wooden support beams are attached to concrete rather than soil.

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How Do I Treat My Lawn and Garden for Termites?

Most homeowners would rather avoid the use of chemical-laden products in their garden to ward off pests. Fortunately, there are several eco-friendly ways to protect your yard from termites. Natural alternatives to prevent termites include the use of orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, boric acid, and more. If an infestation is present, it’s best to call a pest control company that can treat your lawn for termites without destroying it. Our termite experts at Active Pest Control have the experience and knowledge required to effectively eliminate and prevent termites from infesting your lawn or garden.