As many folks prepare to enjoy the colder northern Alabama temperatures, they begin chopping and stacking firewood. While there is not much better than a roaring fire in the fireplace, you always need to be mindful of the dangers that may inhabit your woodpile.
Black widow spiders, poisonous and non-poisonous snakes both tend to be attracted to the feeding environment provided by moist piles of wood. The black widow spiders spin their webs in between the split wood in hopes of entrapping other insects. While, rattlesnakes and copperheads are drawn to the woodpiles looking to dine on the rodents which seek refuge in them from the colder and inclement weather.
So, ATEC Pest Control reminds you to always wear thick gloves when picking up your firewood to help prevent from being bitten. Nothing would ruin a nice warm evening making smores or cuddling up with your significant other than having to make a trip to the emergency room.
In addition, remember to never stack wood next to your home as termites are definitely drawn to decaying wood.