Keep firewood in a safe place:
We recommend storing firewood at least 20 feet away from your home and 5 inches off the ground. Drywood termites love to infest firewood, and if you store firewood right up against the walls of your home, they can easily find a way to get inside. Keeping your firewood raised up in a designated area on your property away from your foundation can help a lot with keeping termite problems at bay.
Watch where you put your mulch:
Mulch also attracts termites in a big way. Like firewood, if mulch is allowed to touch the walls of your home directly, you could risk termites being able to get into your home from this wood source. To prevent this from happening, make sure mulch is at least 15 inches away from the foundation of your home, or put up termite-proof barriers to separate the mulch from your foundation.
Take out dead trees and stumps:
Dead wood is a prime target for termites, and if fallen trees and rotting stumps are not removed, they could be the source of a termite infestation on your property in the future.
Use quality construction materials and techniques:
If you build a new structure on your property, like a shed or a garage, make sure to use treated lumber and professional standards. Any wood that is not separated from or raised off the ground by a termite-proof barrier like concrete.