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Termites are notorious for invading homes, but they can also cause significant damage to your yard, lawn, and garden! Understanding how to prevent these pests outdoors is crucial for maintaining a healthy and beautiful landscape. Items in your lawn or garden that contain cellulose can lure termites. Fortunately, preventing termite infestations in these areas involves the same approaches as home prevention, including eliminating excess moisture and clearing out decaying or rotten wood.

Tips to Prevent Termites Outdoors

Any outside wood source is vulnerable to termites because they infest items containing cellulose. Use the following tips to keep termites out of your Florida backyard:

  • Inspect for rotten tree roots, dead trees, and decaying logs, and remove them carefully. Termites are highly attracted to rotting wood.
  • Keep firewood piles off the soil in your yard. Store them several inches above the ground and away from your house.  
  • Termites thrive in moist, wet environments. Address any moisture or drainage issues immediately.
  • While mulch is beneficial for plants, it can also attract termites. Use mulch sparingly and avoid placing it directly against your home’s foundation.
  • Consult with a professional termite exterminator who can safely treat your yard or garden. 

Getting Rid of Termites Outdoors

Nobody wants to use dangerous treatments that might ruin their garden. Preventing termites outdoors requires a combination of vigilance, proper yard maintenance, and strategic interventions. There are eco-friendly ways to protect against termites, such as orange oil, cardboard traps, diatomaceous earth, nematodes, and boric acid. When dealing with an infestation, it’s best to call a pest control company skilled in safely treating yards without harming plants. 

For more information on keeping termites away from your Florida home or backyard, consult the termite experts at Bug Out.

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