Extensive damage can be done to your home by termites and other wood-damaging insects, such as woodworm and woodborers. These insects use wood and cellulose as their food source and home.
Termites are generally grouped according to their nesting and feeding habits. As crazy at it sounds, there are an average of 25 termites colonies per acre of land.
Termites are the among the most damaging structural pests in all of the world. Commonly known as white ants. Termites are very secretive insects. Hence, it comes as no surprise that termite activities are usually recognized very late, when a lot of damage has already been done. Termite damage weakens wooden structures, and repairs can be a costly affair.
Some facts about termites:-
- All termites are social insects and raise their young as a group.
- Termites are known as "silent destroyers" because of their ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected.
- Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest.
- Dampwood termites like to feed on very moist wood
Size: 1/2" to 5/8" Shape: Long, narrow, oval Color: Brownish Legs: 6 Wings: Yes Antenna: Yes Common Name: Dampwood termite Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Isoptera Family: Hodotermitidae Species: Varies