Stump Infestations in Fletcher, NC
Following tree removal you will have an unsightly stump remaining on your property. Many times the only reason homeowners do not remove the stump is due to cost, or laziness. Unfortunately, stumps pose a great threat to your home in the form of infestations. This is for multiple reasons such as ease of access, nesting, and location.
You see stumps are the remains of dead or dying trees. After the tree removal the stump left behind is certainly dead and this poses a serious threat. Due to the opening of the wood inside the trunk insects have a direct opening into the stump. Here they can eat for long periods of time on the now soft, broken down, and easy to digest food inside the trunk. The openness of the wood and its weakness means that insects can carve homes inside the stump with ease. Here they will reproduce and continue to feed their offspring uses the stump as a home. This means that you will have an infestation on your property that can at any point in time move on to the next healthy tree for infestation. After they are done with your trees they may decide to expand inside of your home. This is often how termites make it inside older homes with small cracks and openings.