Where Your Firewood is Stored Matters

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Many people make the mistake of storing their firewood outside, directly up against their houses. John Kunkel, owner of Termite Police, a Diamond Certified company, says that’s the worst place to put it. Termites are attracted to any kind of wood and can easily move from a woodpile right into your siding or foundation. It’s much better to store your wood away from the house, perhaps in a shed.

Here’s another tip from Mr. Kunkel: If you live in an old house and set firewood down on the hardwood floors, beetles might move in with the wood. Once these beetles start feasting on your floors, you’ll need professional help to eliminate them. The best idea is to keep all firewood away from direct contact with your hardwood floors by placing the logs in some kind of barrel or holder.