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Lawn & Garden Termite Prevention

It’s not uncommon to find termites infesting backyards in El Paso. To keep the exterior of your property safe, it’s important to learn termite preventative measures for your lawn and garden.

Termites are attracted to any item in your backyard that contains a source of cellulose. Subterranean termites and Formosan termites are both capable of infesting items and constructing nests in your yard.  Fortunately, preventing termites in your garden and yard requires many of the same methods used to prevent an infestation in your home.

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How to Prevent Termites in My Backyard

Although termites are famous for infesting homes, if they find a source of wood to feed on in your yard, they will infest it! The following items and areas may attract termites to your lawn or garden areas: 

  • Tree roots, dead trees, or decaying stumps. Termites seek out rotting wood, so removing it promptly is very important.
  • Stacks of firewood or lumber. Don’t allow piles of firewood to 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 attractive to termites. Promptly repair any moisture or drainage issues on your property.
  • 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 soil.

How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Lawn or Garden

Most homeowners dislike the idea of using chemical termite treatments in their outdoor spaces. Fortunately, there are a number of eco-friendly ways to protect your yard from termites, including orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, boric acid, and more. If you have an active termite infestation, it’s essential to contact a pest control company that can properly treat your yard without harming your garden. Baiting stations can be safely used in your lawn and garden as a termite control option. Contact Pest Defense Solutions today to learn more!

Lawn & Garden termite prevention in El Paso TX

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