The beautiful weather California residents enjoy year-round is unfortunately a major draw for wood-boring termites. In Southern California, termite prevention is crucial, as homeowners commonly find themselves the victims of subterranean and dry wood termites. These persistent pests cause millions of dollars in home damage each year in our state. 

Infestations can be costly and inconvenient to remove so taking proactive steps to ward off termites is essential. Understanding what attracts termites to your home can help you take effective measures to prevent an infestation.

Moisture

Damp conditions create the optimal environment for subterranean termites and the slightly less harmful damp wood termites to thrive. Pockets of moisture in the home, around the foundation or on the property offer proper living conditions and ample food sources. Moisture buildup can occur in numerous fixtures around the home, including:

Wood and Food Sources

Termites feed on many types of wood, both in the home’s structure and around the property. Consider how you can reduce these common attractants and bridges into your home:

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Termite infestations can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage and quickly become difficult to remove on your own. If you live in Southern California, effective termite prevention should be made a priority. If you have a termite infestation or would like to know more about proper termite prevention, contact Premium Termite and Pest Control today.