Termite Facts: What You Might Not Know

Learn a few tidbits about this pest


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Termites aren’t just a nuisance; they are flat-out destructive. Responsible for more than $5 billion in property damage every year, this is one insect you can’t afford to have in your home or business. Routine termite inspections and termite control services are a must for every property owner. Here are a few termite facts.

Termite Facts

  • The job of a termite means eating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
  • Humans are outnumbered by termites.
  • Termites eat each other’s feces after they are born to get the bacteria they need to survive.
  • Termites are nocturnal because they have an aversion to sunlight. Instead, they prefer dark, underground environments.
  • Most worker and soldier termites are blind. This isn’t much of an issue, though, given their penchant for darkness.
  • Colonies can contain thousands of termites.
  • Alaska is the only state without termites.
  • Termites are safe to eat and contain high amounts of protein.
  • Termites groom each other to prevent parasites and bacteria.
  • Queens lay thousands of eggs per day.
  • Termites have been on the planet for millions of years and are a relative of the cockroach.
  • Some queen and king termites are able to fly.
  • Termites leave scent trails with their pheromones to share information with each other.
  • The weight of all the termites on the planet would surpass the weight of every human on the planet.
  • Termites warn the others in their colony by banging their heads against the wall to send vibrations back to the nest.

For Termite Control

Resolution Pest offers a full range of treatment options that include a liquid barrier treatment and a termite baiting system. We also provide a monitoring service for those interested in termite prevention. There’s no time for hesitation when it comes to termites. Call us today at 610-337-7378 to schedule a free quote and consultation.


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