Many pests can cause problems in areas around a pole, so a homeowner must consider a few things before implementing any renovation procedures on a lawn that involves a pole. Most problems occur when a raccoon invades a landscape because this animal can cause serve damage to wooden structures. Ants are major risks as well since they can bite people when a nest is built near a pole. In order to protect a property by keeping these pests away, a homeowner must have an effective prevention strategy.
If you’re going to use a pole to enhance the lighting in your yard, you must mount the wooden slab in a spot that’s away from your home. When a pole is close to the roof on a house, a raccoon can easily invade the home by climbing the pole. Once a raccoon is on a roof, it may try to squeeze through gaps in order to avoid severe storms. By putting your pole a short distance away from the roof, a raccoon won’t be able to access the chimney or any gaps that lead to the attic.
A raccoon can also damage a pole if it tries to climb on the wood slab. Severe damage typically happens as a raccoon’s paws grip the wooden material. Because a raccoon usually invades a property to find food, you can protect your poles by keeping all garbage is a secure location. If a raccoon can’t smell the old food, it won’t leap over a fence in order to roam around your landscape.
Electricians, landscapers, and other individuals who typically roam around poles may have to deal with ants if proper prevention solutions aren’t used in vulnerable zones. Most ants build nests near poles because these spots gives them easily access to wood. If someone steps on an ant nest, all of the ants will scatter, and some of these bugs will bite as they roam to another location. By using insect sprays, you can get rid of ants that typically built nests near a wooden pole.
These strategies can help you protect a pole in an environment where pests roam. In order to protect treated wood poles throughout intense weather conditions, commercial-grade sealers may be needed.