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How Can I Keep Termites Out of My Garden?

Many people assume that termites are mainly an indoor problem, but they can also have a severe impact on your garden – especially if you have a lot of woody plants, like ornamental trees. Termites can damage or kill plants and trees by feeding on their cellulose-rich materials, including wood and plant roots. Thankfully, there are some ways you can keep your garden safe from termites.

a backyard with a pile of wood that could become a magnet for termites

Tips for Keeping Termites Out of Your Yard

Protecting your garden from termites involves taking preventive measures to make your garden less attractive to these pests and minimizing the risk of them infesting your plants and structures. Here are some steps you can take to keep termites out of your garden:

  • Avoid Using Wood Mulch: Termites are attracted to wood, so using wood-based mulch in your garden can be an invitation for them. Consider using non-wood mulch materials like rubber, gravel, or rock.
  • Elevate Garden Beds: Raised garden beds can help keep termites away from your plants. Elevating the garden bed reduces the likelihood of termites burrowing into the soil and reaching the roots of your plants.
  • Maintain a Clear Zone: Keep a clear zone between your garden and wooden structures like sheds, fences, or your house. Termites often travel through soil, and if they have direct access to wood, they can easily infest it.
  • Remove Dead Wood: Dead or decaying wood is an attractive food source for termites. Remove dead trees, branches, and stumps from your garden to reduce the risk of infestation.

Remember that termite prevention in your garden is an ongoing process, and it’s essential to remain vigilant. By implementing these measures and regularly inspecting your garden, you can reduce the risk of termites infesting your outdoor spaces and causing damage to your plants and structures.

Professional Termite Prevention

If you suspect a termite infestation in or around your garden, it’s essential to consult with a termite control professional. They can provide guidance on the best methods for termite control in your specific situation. At Arrow Exterminating, we offer a full range of termite prevention services that don’t just examine your home’s interior; our team also ensures your landscape is safe from these highly destructive pests as well. To learn more or get started, give us a call today!

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