Will humidity in my house attract termites?
Annette e-mailed in this question:
"If my cellar has high humidity, will that draw termites into the cellar?"
This is certainly a possibility. Termites prefer areas of high humidity - in fact, their colonies are sealed up to preserve humidity inside them, which helps the workers avoid water loss from their bodies.
They often enter houses through cellars or basements because those
areas tend to have more moisture.
The main thing to worry about is if the humidity is causing dampness around any of the wood down there.
It's not just the humidity that could get you - high moisture levels can cause wood decay and make it easier for termites to get in because of it.
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