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How far from the house should firewood be?

Question: How far away from the house does firewood need to be?

ANSWER: Firewood storage creates a condition that is conducive to attracting termites, other insects and rodents. When it is next to the foundation of the home, it is particularly troublesome, as you are putting the termite’s gourmet dinner next to your home. I recommend that you keep your firewood at least five feet or more away from the foundation of the home. Firewood should also be stored in racks above the ground.

Call your local Orkin branch office, and a highly trained Orkin Pest Specialist will come to your home and conduct an inspection. The inspection will assess the presence of pest attractants around your home, and recommendations on how to correct or eliminate these conditions will be reported to you.  Your Pest Specialist will also develop a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs.


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