Termite Queen

The common termite is also known as a white ant, and like an ant colony, the termite colony is ruled by a queen termite. As can be expected by her title, the termite queen rules the colony and is responsible for its day to day operations. She is also responsible for proliferating the colony by giving birth to thousands of new termites each and every day. As any pregnant woman can tell you, at least it doesn’t take nine months to give birth to a termite baby – that’s way too long! The queen is done with her reproduction responsibilities within a couple of days. A termite queen isn’t a faithful mate. She will become impregnated by any male who …

Termite Mounds

In some regions – notably arid and tropical savannas, the single termite along with their colony member will construct extremely large and elaborate mounds which will house their colonies. These mounds can have very distinctive forms and are often tall wedge-shaped termite mounds with the long axis oriented approximately north to south. Actually, this formation has a purpose in their lives as they show to help in thermoregulation – or the temperature control that will allow the termites to live comfortably in a conducive environment to help them grow and thrive. There is a column of hot air rising in these above ground termite mounds that will help drive circulation currents inside the network of the mound thus keeping it …

Termite Illustrations

If you suspect you may have a termite problem, having termite illustrations on hand as a reference point can be a very valuable tool. You can find them in many places including your local library. Simply find a book on termites and then look at the illustrations that are provided. Most libraries have copy machines that allow you to make copies for a small fee. More importantly, and probably much more easily found are the termite illustrations that you can find on the Internet. I did a Google search and was able to come across hundreds and hundreds of websites that feature termite illustrations that show fine detail of termites and what each specific termite looks like. You see, within …

Termite Damage

As a home or building owner, you need to know that termite damage to your structure can be quite devastating and make that structure dangerous and weakened. Termite damage can be small and subtle, but when you look around your property, it can be a little more obvious especially when you know what to look for. It is a good idea to periodically inspect your property yourself to see if you can find any termite damage. Even better, you may want to employ the use of a professional pest control company to do a termite inspection at least once a year. To be a responsible property owner means that you need to pay special attention to what is happening with …

What Does Termite Damage Look Like

Many home owners often ask themselves the question “what does termite damage look like?” It’s a question you should ask yourself as a responsible property owner. You should be aware of what termite can do to your home or building, so asking “What does termite damage look like” should spur you to educate yourself so you can be prepared for the possibility that termites could be taking over your home. So what does termite damage look like? Signs of termite damage in a home include the presence of mud tubes. The termites live in these mud tubes and they are most likely going to be located near the foundation of the home. Places where wood touch soil is a good …