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03/01/2019 by 
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At least once in their lifetime, all homeowners have had to remove a tree. Cutting down a tree is easy, but removing that stump isn’t. Tree stumps aren’t just unsightly eyesores; they are extremely dangerous to your health and your property. If you have a tree stump in your yard, have it removed for the risks mentioned below won’t make you too happy. 

Let’s take a look at 3 risks of not removing a tree stump.

1. Health Hazards

Once the tree is cut, the stump begins to rot. When the rotting process begins, pests are attracted to the decaying stump. A rotting stump can attract ants, beetles, termites and other creepy crawlers you can think of. Also, a rotting stump provides the ideal conditions for fungi, moss and mushrooms to grow. Such biological growth is poisonous, and can be life-threatening for your pets and children. Speaking of pests, these insects are not confined to the stump only. They spread throughout the yard, and make it all the way into your house. Some of the common health hazards of pests are mentioned below.

Mold Spores

Wood-eating termites like damp conditions where mold grows. As they move, they spread mold spores throughout the house. These spores when inhaled can cause serious respiratory problems.

Asthma and Allergies

Termites live in nests that give off particles and dust. These particles and dust travel through the HVAC ducts. These unhealthy contaminants are extremely harmful for individuals suffering from asthma and allergies. Droppings and saliva of a termite can also trigger allergies among people who possess a weak immune system.

Stings and Bites

T he bite of a soldier termite can be extremely painful. It is not life-threatening but it can surely cause itchiness, swelling and burning.

2. Injuries

If you have a tree stump in your yard, you might have gotten used to it. But the people who visit you are unaware that there is an uncut tree stump waiting for them to stumble and fall. With a tree stump in place, it is fairly easy to trip and fall. Tripping and falling can cause wounds and injuries, especially in kids and older people. To eliminate the issue, a professional tree removal service must be contacted right away.

3. A Decrease in Property Value

Tree stumps are visually dissatisfying, and ruin your curb appeal. Having a few of them in your yard can depreciate the value of your property. Furthermore, not many buyers would be investing in buying a house, where they would have to pay for tree stump removal. Therefore, it is important to remove the tree stumps, if you plan on selling your house in the future.

Despite removing a tree, the roots remain alive and continue to seek nutrition from your soil. The moisture and nutrients that are sucked by these roots can be used to nourish other plants, flowers and trees. Therefore, make sure to get rid of that stump after cutting the tree down.