March 13th through the 19th is officially Termite Awareness Week.
Here are some Termite Fun Facts:
- Termite colonies eat non-stop for 24hrs 7 days a week.
- Termites are helpful decomposers as they are vital in the health of our forests.
- Termites shed their wings once they have found a place to build their nest.
- Drywood and subterranean termites eat wood, wallpaper, fabrics and plastics made from plants.
- Termite workers and soldiers are almost always blind.
- When termites detect a threat they tap a warning signal to the rest of the colony.
- Termites lived 130 million years ago and descended from a cockroach-like ancestor.
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- The total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the weight of humans in the world.
There are so many things that we do not know about these little pests. Never under estimate Termites no matter how small they may be.