Most pests that attack wood siding are the same bugs that play a role in the decay process of dead trees and fallen logs in nature.
When a tree falls, moisture and decay fungi start to soften the wood, working to return its resources to the soil. This softened wood is especially attractive to decay insects, such as termites, carpenter ants and some types of beetles.
The best way you can keep these pests out of your cabin is to prevent water damage and rot.
A common source of water damage is roof leaks and gutter problems. At least once a year, check your attic for moisture and leaks.
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