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Fencing and insect repellant

If you’re tired of having droves of insects hover around your backyard, building nests near your home or eating your plants, you’ll love this week’s blog post. In it, learn about various methods of repelling insects that involve your fencing.

Method #1 – Insect repellant wood

Let’s start with an option that’s handy to know about before your fence even goes up.

Certain types of wood are naturally repelling to insects. This includes woods such as cedar and black locust, which naturally resist insect infestation as well as decay.

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Black locust wood

Using such a type of wood in your fence’s posts is invariably preferable to some of the other chemical options on this list; if insects are a big concern for you regarding your new fence, be sure to mention that to your chainwire fencing specialist and they’ll gladly recommend a wood type for your fence posts.

Method #2 – Synthetic treatments

Many chemical fence coatings are not approved for residential use and rather reserved for commercial or industrial applications. However, if you wish to coat an existing fence on your residential property, there are still plenty of options available to you.

A piece of lumber treated with copper azole (darker regions indicate areas of treatment)

A piece of lumber treated with copper azole (darker regions indicate areas of treatment)

Copper azole is one such synthetic coating that is approved for residential use. That said, there are still health precautions that one must take when it comes to these coatings on your fence post; your chainwire fencing specialist will gladly share these with you should you be considering synthetic treatments as an option.

Method #3 – Creosote

Creosote is a compound which is produced during the distillation process of coal. It has traditionally been used as a fungicide and insecticide on fences. Creosote is most commonly recommended for use on commercial and utility fence posts.

 

Conclusion

Hopefully this brief post has filled you in on a few of the options that are available to you regarding insect repellant for your fence. If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the insect-repelling abilities or your current fence or if you’d like a brand new quality fence built, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our fencing specialists will gladly ensure that your fence meets all of your needs for years to come.

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