10 Termite Facts

1. Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours per day, 7 days a week.

2. Similar to humans, termites are very social creatures. They raise their young as a group.

3. Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest.

4. Termites are known as “silent destroyers” because of their ability to chew thru wood, flooring, and even wallpaper undetected.

5. It’s estimated that termites cause 5 billion in property damage.

6. Termites are natural decomposers who recycle decaying wood while improving and aerating the soil.

7. Termites eat each other’s feces. They do this because they’re not born with the microorganisms they need inside of them to munch on food.

8. Most termites are blind. They can perform their duties by instinct alone.

9. Termites warn each other of impending threats. Termites use chemical scents, known as pheromones, to share information with one another. Fellow termites guide other workers by leaving scent trails from their glands. Each termite colony has their own scent.

10. Termite Queens are much bigger than worker termites