What Do Termite Mounds Look Like?

In some regions, notably arid and tropical savannas, termites will build large and elaborate mounds for the colony to live in which begs the question – what do termite mounds look like? Believe me, if you see one, you’ll know it is a termite mound because the termite mounds have very distinctive forms and are obviously not part of the natural landscape surrounding it. For example, the compass termite builds tall, wedge-shaped mounds with the long axis of the mound orienting from North to South. Some termite mounds can be up to four feet tall, but most commonly are in the area of one to two feet. They house the termite colony and protect it from outside predators and the …