Termite Fast Facts: What You Need To Know – The Spruce

Posted: October 1, 2017 at 5:46 am


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Termites are one of the most destructive insect pests of the entire world, with theFormosan termite alongcausing a third of the damage that is caused by all invasive insects – and termites are only found within 40 degrees north and south of the Equator. In the U.S. alone, termites cause more than a billion dollars in damage every year! And approximately $2 billion is spent every year in the U.S. to prevent or treat for termites?

Althoughit said that two ofChristopherof Columbus’ ships became so infested wittermites that theysank during his final expedition, Columbus is not to be blamed for bringing termites to the Americas. These wood-eating insects were in North America well before the Europeans arrived. In fact there is fossil evidence of termites during the Cretaceous period, and some scientist believe that termites actually predate humans.

Despite all the damage and destruction termites have wreaked since almost the beginning of time, these ant-like insects are actually beneficial in nature, aiding in the decomposition of dead and decaying wood and the return of nutrients to the soil.

Following are a number of facts about termite species, their identification, biology and behavior, colonies, signs of infestation, and their control.

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