The US has always faced an invisible enemy lurking in cracks and walls, and can in a very short time do colossal damage! These little attackers are none other than tiny termites. Their considerable size gives an erroneous view of the amount of havoc they can inflict on any house or property. Control Exterminating Company has some nice tips on this. For ordinary mortals their unified attacks are more than just a match. If you find yourself confronting a termite epidemic, pest control services are an utter must.
A few dangerous facts about termites:
In fact, Termites shared the earth with dinosaurs. They’ve been around for so long. Dinosaurs were gone, termites had not!
Termites have wings they lose when they plan to make a shelter.
Termites congregate usually in hundreds and thousands; even in millions. Their colonies are bringing young people up together.
If you’ve grouped all of the termites on earth, you’ll find that they weigh more than all the people put together.
The US estimates an estimated cost of $2 billion from the destruction done by the termite.
Termites feed throughout the day, all night- all year! They feed, and feed.
They lay one egg every 15 seconds and have a life span of 15 years.
They have the ability to reduce a whole house to rubble when given a two to three year free reign.
In one instance a mound of termites was actually built up to 42 feet high!
Termites actually recycle wood for the completion of the food chain, to return it to soil. They are fine as long as they live in the deep woods and work on decaying tree stumps. The problem occurs when they invade living premises. Termites love damp and moist wood to feed on. There are currently about 2700 species of termites known on earth. Every US state with the exception of Alaska has termites. Out of these species, the subterranean termites are the most deadly. They live under the soil and possess the capacity to build a tunnel right to house foundations. Finally they will destroy the foundation, leaving only the shell. Remember that wood under the soil tends to be damp and moist- ideal for termites!