Besides having wood inside your home that naturally attracts termites, there are 3 other factors that can also attract them:
Poor airflow, improper drainage, and leaky pipes are all factors that contribute to moisture. And this condition attracts termites, especially the dampwood and the subterranean termites. However, they tend to look at different kinds of wood. The dampwood termites will look for water-damaged wood, while the subterranean termites will look for the places where they can find the more moisture. This is the only way they are able to live in.
#2: Wood In Contact With Your Home Foundations:
Whenever you have wood near your home foundations, you may be creating the perfect environment for subterranean termites. So it’s not a good idea to have firewood, overgrown shrubs, or mulch placed too close to your home.
#3: Cracks In Building Exteriors:
When you notice a fissure or crack on the exterior of your home, you need to make sure that you take care of it because this is the perfect entrance for termites.