Pests can be such, well, pests to your fence. Many of these pests can cause serious damage to a wood fence, such as termites and rodents. You need to address pest problems sooner rather than later because the damage they cause will only continue to scale over time. It’s up to you to take initiative if you want to overcome a pest problem. Here is a list of preventative measures you can take to deal with pests harming your wood fence.
Staining and Sealing
Termites will make a meal out of your wood fence if you aren’t ready to deal with them. The scary part of termites is that you might not even realize you have a problem with them until they’re already tearing your wood fence apart.
If you stain and seal your fence regularly, that should be enough to keep termites at bay. It’s this extra layer of protection that helps shield your fence from these pests, as well as bad weather that may come your way.
Go With Puppy Panels
Puppies can be cute and cuddly at times, but even these adorable little rascals can pose a danger to your wood fence. They love to scratch at your fence posts, sharpening their nails on them. Some puppies might even decide to gnaw on your fence.
Puppy panels will keep these little guys from turning your fence into their personal emery board.
Make Sure Your Wood Fence Doesn’t Have Growths Around It
Pests really enjoy when a wood fence is nice and dirty. They’ll find a place to call home, with your fence serving as a buffet for them. Many critters, such as wasps, beetles, and ants, will do a lot of damage if left unchecked.
By keeping your wood fence clean, you dissuade these critters from approaching it. Cutting back the growth of any plants you have around your wood fence is an important step for keeping it clean because you remove the gateway that grants non-flying pests access to your fence.
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