Where You Store Your Firewood Matters

by Matt Solis


Be careful where you store your wood—you could be providing a perfect environment for termites. Photo: Great Wall Termite Control ©2023

Many people make the mistake of storing their firewood outside directly up against their house. John Kunkel, owner of Termite Police, says that’s the worst place to put it. Termites are attracted to any kind of wood, and can easily move from the firewood right into your siding or foundation from that woodpile. 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 you set firewood down on the hardwood floors, beetles might move right in with the wood. Once these beetles start feasting on your floors, you will 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 a barrel or holder of some kind.

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