- 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 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.
- Live for 15 years.
- Lay 1 egg every 15 seconds.
- Burrow tiny mud tunnels to a source of wood.
- Enjoy wood resulting from leaky plumbing & other water sources.
- Found in every U.S. state except Alaska.
- Help the food chain by recycling wood for the soil.
- Termites have lived on Earth for approximately 250 million years.
General Manager - Staff Entomologist