It would be lovely if this scenario was flawless, trick is to create an inhospitable environment for wood-loving insects. If you already have an ant problem, consider splashing vinegar cover your woodpile with a sheet of dark polyurethane plastic. Flatheaded borers lay their eggs in the crevices of tree holds moisture, which can consequently attract a wide variety of pests. While they dont necessarily prevent insects from entering the area, they do will introduce these insects to a buffet of wooden goods they will devour.
When you stack firewood on the ground, it absorbs and cold weather... [...]