How to Protect a Deck From Termites
Termites and their colonies are highly efficient wood-recycling forces of nature. Known for the damage they cause to homes, termites actually recycle wood back into the soil as humus. However, these insects annually cause more than $2.5 billion in property damage. Termites love wood, but they will eat anything with a cellulose structure, such as boxes, carpet backing, drywall, books and furniture. Termite control is essential in any home with a deck made largely of wood, and preventing these insects from damaging your deck can be a daunting process if a problem isn't noticed quickly. With a few steps, anyone can protect their deck from termites.