Here are some truths about Termites:
- Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs!
- Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week!
- Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest.
- Termites cause up to $2 billion in damage per year!
- All Termites are social insects and raise their young as a group.
- The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world.
- Termites feed on each other's feces.
- Termites lived 130 million years ago, and descended from a cockroach-like ancestor.
- Termite workers and soldiers are almost always blind.
- When termite soldiers detect a threat, they tap warning signals to the colony.
- Termites actually digest cellulose with the help of microorganisms in their guts.
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