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Removing yard debris saves money and improves safety

Yard Debris: Old firewood.

Here’s the scenario. Five years ago, you had to take down a large tree in your yard. The tree company charges about $500 extra to haul away the wood. You have a fireplace, so you figure you’ll burn the wood: save $500 on the hauling and save $300 per cord for firewood. Brilliant!

But you’ve got more wood than you can burn in a couple of seasons and the wood pile starts growing mushrooms. It starts rotting, and it’s not good for firewood anymore. In fact, your old wood is now a thriving eco-system for insects such as ants, termites, wasps, and ticks brought in by small mammals. We’ve uncovered a copperhead snake in one pile.

You need to get that old, rotting debris out of your yard. Yes, it’s heavy. Yes, it’s nasty. But delaying the removal has a cost, too.

Here is a picture of some wood we recently removed. The log crumbled as we picked it up Note the termites. Also, see the shed about five feet away from the old wood pile. Note the termite damage.

PicMonkey Collage

The average cost of termite damage repair in Northern Virginia is $318 per structure

http://www.homewyse.com/services/cost_to_repair_termite_damage.html

Junk King will cheerfully remove the old rotten wood and yard debris. We do all the work, so you don’t need to get too familiar with the wildlife in the wood pile. You’ll have a safer, cleaner yard for you, the kids, and the pets.