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Unbelievable Services and control from Pests: If you know anything about termites, it’s probably that they are nasty, horrible creatures that can devastate your home by eating through all the wood they can reach. Termites never sleep, so they are able to eat their way through your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Even though termites might seem like nothing more than a nightmare if they infest your home they are actually quite interesting insects. Learning a little about them will not only help you become better prepared to prevent them but you might even find the information fascinating.
Ants are the enemy of Termites:
Ants are the biggest natural predators of termites. If you have an established colony of ants in your yard, it is highly unlikely that you will have an established colony of termites. You probably don’t want to let ants run rampant in the yard. But if you see a few friendly ants, feel glad that they are on your side in the fight against termites.
Termites Outnumber People:
Not only are there significantly more termites than there are people in the world, but you may be a little frightened to know just how many termites there are. There are 1,000 pounds of termites. Not just 1,000 termites. No, that would likely only be a few pounds’ worth of termites (if that). But there are 1,000 pounds of termites. Then multiply that by the billions of people on the planet and you have a truly horrific amount of termites.
Queens Lay a LOT of Eggs:
The average chicken lays anywhere from 180 to 320 eggs a year. Meanwhile the queen in an African termite colony can lay up to 30,000 eggs per day. The average termite queen can lay an egg every 15 seconds and can live from 15 to 25 years. Some can live up to 50 years in the right conditions.
They Build Huge Mounds:
Termites can make huge mounds, nests, and tubes to live in, work and travel. Their nests can be as large as 12 inches across and that can be right in your home. They also build mud tubes to get from their nests to the wood they eat and those tubes are usually found outside.