Pests must be addressed with any home. If you are building in an area that has a strong termite population it will be advantageous to provide termite shields on the foundation wall. This may be required by code. If not, it is an inexpensive deterrent to these pests. We also recommend that the ground be treated when your home is constructed.
The dreaded carpenter bee has been a pain in the side for wood structures for many years. In recent years we have found that they can be effectively assaulted by the use of a powdered insecticide. It is applied into their holes and then the holes are plugged. This method breaks the life cycle of the bee and their population will be drastically reduced if not eliminated entirely.
Kiln drying is a very large factor in the prevention of bug and pest infiltration. During the kiln drying process any resident bugs within a log will be killed along with their larvae. This is good news for the log home purchaser, as it will save the cost of possible treatment later on for pests. It is said that some larvae can actually live dormant for up to seven years prior to becoming active. Kiln drying is an investment that kills these larvae.