What attracts termites into your home

It’s hard to prevent a home termite infestation if you don’t know what draws them to your property. Here we collated some of the most common things you could be doing that attracts termites.

Firewood & Woodpiles

Many homeowners keep firewood stacked against their home or on the stoop for easy access. However, doing so can draw termites toward the home and provide a point of entry.

Improper Drainage

Cleaning the gutters is also a necessary part of termite prevention. Termites are attracted to moisture and clogged gutters can cause water to pool and make insulation vulnerable to termites.

Excess Wood

Any rotting wood material can serve as termite fuel and eventually result in termites entering the home.


Mulch can serve as a source of food for termites and also retains moisture, which attracts these destructive pests. Minimize the usage of wood mulch and keep it at least 15 inches from the foundation.

Surrounding Trees

Tree limbs and leaves that come in contact with the roof and home exterior can provide a pathway for termites seeking a new colony location.

Contact your pest control right away if you have termite infestation into your home.