Well, we certainly are grateful this season if we have the warmth and beauty of a log burning fireplace. Here in the north Pittsburgh suburbs many of us have one or more wood burning fireplaces. This week our fireplaces are getting lots of use. Wood is a wonderful thing. You can make a home with it, burn it for warmth, use it for furniture and crafts… and possibly end up watching in horror as it becomes invested with vermin that share your love of tree-based products.
Today, we’re going to tell you about some of the pest species that might take an interest in your firewood and other wood materials, the problems they cause, and how to protect your house, belongings, and family from them all year long. Follow these guidelines and make sure you keep the wood loving pests outside in the cold and not inside by hearth and home.