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Wet Weather and Termites

Wet Weather and Termites. Rain is one of the best regulators of soil wetness and temperature in the environment, rain also affects termite cycles.

Termites are attracted to wood, usually wet or decaying wood. It’s best to learn how to prevent a termite infestation in the first place, understanding how water damage occurs and effects their life cycle.

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Over a period of time a small water leak from a tap will damage in the concrete under. This will cause the wood above the concrete to always be wet leading to decay and attracting hungry termites.

During storms and showers, you may see swarms of winged flying termites. Most termites need moist soil to breed, newly wet ground is an environmental alert for termites to begin their breeding process.

It’s best not to plant bushes and trees up against your house. Plants help the ground keep moisture. Also, mulch is very inviting to termites.
Check your gutters and downspouts for any for any leaks or openings. Make sure your gutters channel the water directly from your roof and away from your concrete floor foundation.
Look for any damage or holes in your concrete  foundation and walls around the house. Termites are attracted to warm, moist places, especially wet environments.

Termites like living in water effected wood as they need to be surrounded by moisture. Normally they live underground in a cool, damp places and left unchecked can cause serious damage problems.

Wet Rainy Weather and Termites.

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