Termites are a small, pale soft-bodied insect that lives in large colonies with several different castes, typically within a mound of cemented earth. Many kinds feed on wood and can be highly destructive to trees and timber.
Termites were once classified in a separate order from cockroaches, but recent phylogenetic studies indicate that they are related to cockroaches, as they are the sister group to wood eating cockroaches of the genus Cryptocercus.
Their colonies range in size from a few hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million individuals. Termite queens have the longest known lifespan of any insect, with some queens reportedly living up to 30 to 50 years.
Unlike ants, which undergo a complete metamorphosis, each individual termite goes through an incomplete metamorphosis that proceeds through egg, nymph, and adult stages. Colonies are described as superorganisms because the termites form part of a self-regulating entity: the colony itself.
With a large number or group of termites, your home can possibly damage. Termites activity is always unexposed that is why people hardly noticed that their home is already infested with termites.
It’s hard to believe that something so small can cause so much damage, yet termites (unfortunately) exist.
Termites can be a very serious problem for any home. If you believe that you currently have termites in your home, it is of most importance that you take the necessary steps to ensure that you do everything you can to get rid of them.
Most people are unaware that termites can be effectively taken care of at home, and end up calling a specialist to help them with their problems. The reason is because of killing termites is not easy.
There are several different theories on the best way to kill termites is to hire a pest control operator, and most people end up trying several different things before finding a way that works for their situation.
Termites can produce up to 30,000 live termites for a day. They do damage to your property and it’s not covered by insurance.
If you decide that your infestation is simply too big, or the house is simply too important not to get it right the first time, you should probably call a professional extermination service.
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