Summer is wrapping up, and that means people are taking their last minute vacations.

That means many homes are left unoccupied. Experts say that is why theft-related insurance claims peak during the summer months. Data from Travelers Insurance, shows the month of August has more claims than any other month. July comes in second.

Experts say before you leave, make sure it seems like someone is home. Have a friend or neighbor come by the get the mail, turn on and off lights and check on your house. Accessing your insurance to make sure you have enough coverage for your valuables before leaving is also recommended.