All of the extra moisture that summer rains bring also makes conditions favorable for termites. While it can be hard to detect termites yourself,there are precautions you can take to keep termites out:
- Repair any water leaks and moisture problems. Water leaks in roofs, attics, bathrooms and sink areas create favorable conditions for termites to cause damage.
- Clean gutters and downspouts. Keep gutters free flowing and clean to avoid clogs, which could cause a back-up and lead to water damage.
- Drain all water away from exterior walls and foundation.Make sure drain spouts and air conditioner drainage are flowing away from the home. Use splash blocks to prevent soil erosion around the foundation.
Check our Termite Home Maintenance Tips area for more information.