Firewood Insects Spreading

Spiders, Wood Boring Beetle, Termites, Carpenters Ants, Cockroaches

Bringing firewood into your home is a surefire way to welcome spiders, wood boring beetles, termites, carpenter ants and cockroaches onto the premises. Firewood is notorious for harboring these unwanted pests. Many people store firewood outdoors, on the deck, or on the porch. That gives insects the perfect opportunity to burrow into the cracks and crevices in the firewood. When you bring the firewood indoors, everything from spiders to cockroaches can leave the wood and take up residence in your carpets, cupboards, curtains and throughout your home.


These insects can cause a lot of problems once they leave your firewood and spread around the house. Even some wasps can lay their eggs in firewood and hatch once you bring the wood indoors. That’s why you should be very careful where you store your firewood outdoors in Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Jebel Ali or wherever you call home. Try to keep it as dry as possible, and never store firewood indoors where insects can move from the wood to your home.