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All About Termites

Termites in Charlotte have particular notoriety for eating wood, these creatures are now and again known as white ants in Australia. They ordinarily feast upon dead plant material, for example, home furniture, or fallen trees. Much like ants, termites cooperate to bolster, sustain and secure their state. There are presently more than 4,000 known species, and these insects are viewed as a noteworthy nuisance when they are found in home or business structures because of their eating routine and expensive taste.


These vermin are social and can be discovered living in hotter atmospheres. They lean toward subtropical or tropical ranges that have a full forest condition. They are additionally usually found in very urban areas that have large wooden designs, such as New Orleans.

Termites can be a positive impact on nature encompassing their territories with their capacity to reuse and revive forests yet are commonly viewed as a vermin when finding in undesirable places.

What They Look Like

Between 1/2 and 3/8 inch long, with four long wings and a brown, black, or yellow body. Termites are often confused for ants because they look quite similar.

Termite Habitat

The United States, South America, Africa, Australia, and Southern Asia. Drywood termites live in climates where the ground doesn’t freeze in winter, but subterranean termites can survive pretty much anywhere.

Termites are like ants from numerous points of view. These wood-eating animals create large homes underground. The house might be built of any number of nearby materials, including the less attractive substance of salivation, excrement, and mud. There are uncommon examples in which termites construct their homes over the ground. These are alluded to as ‘hills.’

Inside the home is a social structure made from contrasting obligations inside the colony. Specialists are in charge of building and making the hill. These manifestations are regularly unpredictable and must have the capacity to meet an extensive variety of living conditions. They are routinely entire with rooms (or chambers) made for particular functions. A few rooms are intended for gathering water to guarantee that the gathering dependably has a new water supply, while others are made as nurseries that house infant termites. Much like people, they even have territories assigned ‘with the expectation of complementary time.’

In tropical zones where termite populations are not controlled, hills have been referred to be as high as 30 feet—noticeable all around and are a significantly incredible sight. The run of the mill state of a hill ranges from a little vault to a huge cone-shaped structure. On the off-chance that a perspective of an over the ground hill is accessible, the unpredictability of the home can be seen by the naked eye.

Home Headquarters

Piles of mulch, decomposing trees, stumps, and houses or other wooden buildings.

Favorite Snacks

Dead wood, stumps, roots, and mulch.

Danger Zone

While they don’t carry any diseases, termites are voracious eaters. In the U.S., termite prevention and treatment costs about $2 billion per year.

How To Control

Prevent termites by keeping mulch piles and woodpiles far from a house’s foundation (30 feet if possible). Don’t build wooden structures against the foundation or near a crawl space, and keep plant material to a minimum. Borax, orange oil, and neem tree oil are effective but non-toxic (to humans and pets, at least) chemical treatments. Introducing a harmless predatory species, like nematodes, to your yard can also keep termite populations in check.

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