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Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention

Termites may be infamous for infesting homes, but they wreak havoc in your yard, lawn, or garden as well! 

There are many items in your lawn or garden that could attract termites if they contain the cellulose that they feed on. Thankfully, 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 and decaying or rotten wood.

Preventing termite in your lawn and garden in Bristol; Leo's Pest Control

Tips to Prevent Termites Outdoors

Termites will infest items that contain cellulose, which means any wood source outside is vulnerable. To prevent termites in your backyard in Bristol TN, try out the following tips.

  1. Look for rotten tree roots, dead trees, and decaying logs, and remove them carefully. Termites are very attracted to rotting wood.
  2. Never let piles of firewood touch the soil in your yard. Instead, store them several inches above the ground and away from your home.
  3. Moist, wet environments are extremely suited for termites. Promptly fix any moisture or drainage issues.
  4. Work with a professional pest control company that can administer treatment in your yard or garden in a safe manner.

Getting Rid of Termites Outdoors

No one wants to use dangerous treatments that may ruin their garden. 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 that knows how to properly treat your yard without harming your vegetation.

To learn more about keeping termites away from your home or backyard in Bristol, the team at Leo’s Pest Control can help.

Lawn and Garden Termite Prevention in Bristol TN

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