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ENY-2044: Termite Prevention and Control

Figure 9. Example of wood-to-ground contact. Other examples in homes that may have wood-to-ground contact include piers, posts, attached fences, and decks. In this picture, the part of the wooden stair that is on the concrete pad may gain slightly more protection, but termites can still find the stairs via the gap against the wall.

Credit: Faith Oi, UF/IFAS