Usage mulch made from other products such as gravel, plastic, and rubberLeave a space between the mulch and the foundations of your home
Fencing and decking
Below ground termites utilize underground tunnels to look for food. Fence posts and decking, which have contact with the ground, offer termites with a free meal.
Use termite-resistant or cured fence postsChange wooden fence posts with ones made from metal and rockIf you live in a location susceptible to termite activity go with an alternative garden function to decking.