Termites and Firewood

It’s that time of year when the nights get chilly and we crank up the fireplace. Though gas logs have become immensely popular, there are still plenty of homes doing it the old fashioned way, with real, wood fire places. If this applies to you, it’s important to be aware of the potential risks of bringing wood inside your home so you can prevent problems from occurring.

We’ve discussed termite issues on this blog before, but as a refresher, termites feed on wood. The most common type of termite in the United States is the eastern subterranean termite. This species has to maintain contact with the soil at all times so that they don’t dry out. So the question remains, how do you avoid bringing them into your home on firewood? READ FULL STORY >>