Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire …. Along With?

With true Christmas weather here at last, many homeowners will be cranking up the fire place in the weeks to come.  As you venture toward the wood pile to collect the evenings fuel, keep in mind you may bring in more than you bargained for. 

Many pests of the four, six and eight legged variety find a firewood stack to be the home of their dreams.  Whether mice, termites, roaches or spiders have taken over the wood pile, a good rule of thumb is to look before you lift.  It certainly wouldn’t hurt either to give the wood a good tap on the ground before bringing it in to discourage uninvited house guests.