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Amazing Facts About Termites

Though termites destroy wooden items and structures, yet they are very interesting creatures. Known as tiny critters, termites can cause property damages up to tune of billions. We are sharing here some amazing facts about termites with the intention of letting you understand how to deal with them. However, if you think your building has been infested by termites, the best thing to do is to seek a professional exterminator's help in order to get rid of it and prevent it from happening again.

Termites do not sleep

Yes, termites do not sleep and work (eat) 24 hours a day all around the year. They have big appetite and because of this termites are a big threat to a wooden structure.

The queen's job is to keep laying eggs

The queen termite immediately after birth start meeting males and mating and continues so! One entire colony is formed around a single queen and at one point a queen can begin laying as much as 30,000 eggs a day.

The combined weight of all termites is more than humans!

Believe it or not, but the total combined weight of all termites in the world is much more than the total combined weight of the world's 7 billon humans.

Termites are “eusocial”

Yes, thats true, similar to ants, termites too are “eusocial” which means that they live in caste systems, where each caste has a different role. Only worker ants have the ability to destroy wood.

Large number of species

There are more than 2,700 termite species and few of them have existed on earth for over 250 million years.

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