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Termites? In my wooden fence?

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Termites can wreak havoc on your wooden fence.

Yes, that’s right folks. Termites can become a big issue for your wooden fence if you don’t protect it. You need to be smart, but you’ve got the fence experts at Hercules to help you, so don’t worry too much. We’re going to talk about some of the ways you can prevent and remove termites from your wooden fence this spring. Ready to get started? Let’s go!

Make sure your yard is clear to keep termites at bay.

When you have a fireplace or a fire pit, you may keep stacks of lumber around the yard to use. This lumber is not treated with any protecting chemicals, so it needs to be kept away from the fence. If you have a garden, then you need to keep mulch away from the fence as well. A mulched garden is a great place for termites to hang out because it provides them with a source of food. In general, it’s a good idea to keep your fence clear of clutter, so make sure that any brush or bushes are trimmed back.

Seal your fence to keep termites out.

When you wash your wooden fence, you should make sure that it is on a warm day where the wood can dry quickly. Termites love a wooden fence without sealant, so try to minimize the amount of time where the wood is wet. You should seal your fence as soon as you can once you’re done washing it. Haven’t washed your fence yet? We wrote a little guide for cleaning your wooden fence here!

Hercules Fence your Wooden Fence Experts in Southern Virginia

Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry, and can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that bests suits your needs and budget.

Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop in, or contact us on our website to learn more about spring fence construction!

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