The Unbelievable Facts About TERMITES

Termites are well known for having an insatiable appetite for the wood near houses. The majority of termite infestations, as you may already be aware, involve subterranean termites, which are attracted to moisture and typically live underground.

Termites, though, are intriguing insects. Here are some fascinating facts about these pests that make them both more interesting and terrifying, whether you want to learn more about the wood-destroying insects that endanger your home or are simply curious about how termites live and behave:

  • There are many species of termites.
  • Over 2,700 different species of termites can be found worldwide.
  • Some people eat Termites
  • Termites have more protein per pound than meat.
  • Termite Colonies are big
  • The biggest termite colony ever discovered contained over a million termites.
  • Termite queens can live more than 25 years.
  • Can lay 1,000 eggs every day, or one every 15 seconds, for a total of 9 million eggs in her lifetime. Termite colonies have short lifespans for their warriors and workers, only one or two years.
  • Termite queens have the longest lifespan of any insect in the world.
  • Some termite queens have an average lifespan of between 30 and 50 years, laying the foundation for seve
  • ral colonies and reproducing yearly.
  • Termites use vibrations to communicate with one another
  • Whenever soldier termites detect a threat. The colony’s tunnel walls are where they tap or bang their heads. To alert the colony, this causes vibrations.
  • Termites will eat more than just wood.
  • cellulose, a material found naturally in trees and plants, provides nutrition to termites. This makes wood a good food supply, but termites may also consume paper, cardboard, textiles, gypsum in sheetrock, and other natural materials.
  • Worker termites are blind.
  • Termites that bore tunnels and consume wood are totally blind. They are never exposed to sunlight because they live their entire lives in the shadows of their underground or wood tunnel homes.
  • Ants And Termites Are Mortal Enemies
  • Unless ants learn how-to live-in harmony with the termites, termites and ants cannot coexist. Ants are thought to be the most effective natural termite predators, and some pest exterminators use them to get rid of the wood-eating insects.

Termites are a pest that you never want to b


e near your home, regardless of how intriguing they may be t


o watch from a distance. They have the potential to inflict significant damage, and the more they spread, the more difficult it is to get rid of them. You can reduce damage by scheduling routine termite inspections or by contacting GET Pest Control Services as soon as you suspect termites.


If you see this in your property, contact us immediately, 0968 888 (PEST) 7378, 0917 138 8886 or you can email us at

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