Keeping your home safe from wood destroying insects is pretty simple but often overlooked.
Recently I was out back splitting wood for our fire pit. It is a good workout if you are looking for a different exercise.
As the logs were split, two large carpenter ant nests were found. This is not uncommon but points out the reason to keep your wood away from your house. As a colony of ants or even termites establish a solid base they will venture out into new locations. Often times this can be your house.
If you do have firewood for a fire pit or fireplace inside your home, be sure to keep it 10-15 feet away from your home. The farther the better.
Secondly, only bring in the wood that you intend to burn that day or the next. This will help keep your home free of wood destroying insects.
Here is a helpful link to understand the difference between carpenter ants and termites.
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