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How to Prevent Fence Damage Caused by Insects

How to Prevent Fence Damage Caused by Insects

Let’s go over ways you can prevent fence damage this summer.

The weather is once again heating up, and that means summer is on the horizon. With the start of a new summer season, people are able to enjoy their backyards more than ever before. With summer, though, you also have to deal with certain insects that could cause problems. For fence owners, insects can cause serious damage to your fencing, and it’s important to take precautions to make sure your fence is protected for the duration of summer. Fortunately, there are steps you can take that will give your fencing the protection it needs. Let’s go over ways you can prevent fence damage this summer.

Remove Standing Water

Standing water is known for its fence-rotting abilities, but it can also bring about insect-related fence damage. There are certain insects, such as mosquitoes, that love to hang out near any standing water nearby your fencing. By removing the standing water around your fence, you discourage insects from sticking around.

Stay on Top of Lawn Cutting

When grass is tall and wild, insects can take refuge within it. Therefore, if you don’t cut your grass, an infestation of insects could be coming your fence’s way. That’s why you should get into the habit of mowing your lawn once per week. When cutting, be sure you don’t cut beyond one third of your grass blade. When your grass is strong and cut, it will be able to resist insects more easily.

Keep Your Fence Slightly Below Ground

Some insects can burrow their way underneath your fencing, and the best way to prevent this from happening is to install your fence in such a way that it’s slightly below ground level. Burying your fence at least one foot into the ground is recommended so that insects can’t burrow into your fence like they otherwise would be able to do.

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