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 Poems

Believe it or not, the termite has actually had poems written for it. Poetry can be written about any subject – as any good writer knows. But when you think about writing poems for a termite, that just seems a little too strange even for the most seasoned writer. In reality, there are some termite poems that exist. Most are humorous and we’ll share just a few we’ve found. Famed humorist Ogden Nash is well known for his hilarious short poetry and sharp witticisms on human life. While he hasn’t written many poems to the termite, he did write one that has been studied by students in many grades and evaluated for its social relevance as well as humorous quality. …

Termite Pictures

Having termite pictures at your disposal when you think you have a termite infestation can be a great tool in identifying these horribly devastating little creatures. You can find termite pictures in many places, but a great place to start is on the Internet. If you do a quick Google search for “termite pictures” and then click on the “Images” tab above the search bar, you will have hundreds and hundreds of termite pictures at your disposal. Once you have the termite pictures, you can then set about deciding whether or not you have a termite problem. If you suspect you have termites, look for burrow holes in damp wood areas and try to see if you can locate insects …

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 Inspection

A termite inspection is a visual inspection of the readily accessible areas of a home for evidence of wood-destroying insects (WDI) and wood-destroying organisms (WDO). The inspector will conduct the termite inspection by visually looking at the entire interior of a home (including accessing and entering any sub-space such as basements and crawlspaces) and exterior of the property.  In areas where Drywood termites are prevalent, and in houses where there are no sub-areas, the attic may also be accessed and inspected during a termite inspection.  After the termite inspection has been performed, the findings are reported on the applicable/appropriate form. The average termite inspection takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes for a thorough inspection, depending on the size and conditions …