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17 February

Tips for Avoiding Bugs in your Firewood

Winter is here – bringing cold weather and snow! If you’re like me, there is nothing better than sitting in front of a fire on these frigid days. As temperatures drop, we all like to enjoy some time by the fire.

Tips for Avoiding Bugs in your Firewood

It’s not too late to avoid bringing bugs into your home. Firewood can harbor insects including carpenter ants, termites, wood roaches and wood boring beetles. Many insects use loose bark or hollow trees to “overwinter”.

1. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and off the ground. You don’t want to give the bugs easy access to your home.

2. Bring firewood inside only when you need it. Warm temperatures inside your home might increase insect life.

3. Next year, cut wood in mid-to-late fall. You’ll have less chance of attracting borers who are active in the spring and summer.

For your pest control needs, call Suburban Exterminating in Nassau County (516) 864-6900 or Suffolk County (631) 864-6900 or the Hamptons (631) 287-3810


 
 

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