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ENY-2044: Termite Prevention and Control

Figure 10. Building codes in many states require at least a 6-inch inspection space at the time of construction. It is important to maintain this inspection space and not hide it with mulch. When inspection spaces are obscured by mulch or other landscape plants, subterranean termites can access structures.

Credit: Faith Oi, UF/IFAS