FACT: Yes, termites eat wood and yes, logs are wood so this might seem like an obvious problem for log home owners but that’s far from the whole story. In reality, you have about the same chance of having termites in a log home as you do in a traditional home. The insects will only be especially attracted to log homes built from green and unseasoned logs with bark still attached. However, once the wood dries over a few years, the insects are not anymore attracted to it than any other wood.
The benefit of a log home is that you are likely to see termites sooner than you would in another home because they have no place to hide. This will help you to minimize damage and you can prevent it from happening at all by treating the soil around your home to deter them.