You may be thinking that termites are horrible and nasty pests that are so true as they devastate your place by eating the wood. Moreover, termites never sleep and that is the reason they happily eat away the wood in your home as their food; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! However, apart from these basic termite facts, do you know that ants are termites enemies? If not, we will list them out.
In general, till day many people do not know many facts about the termites and their behaviour. As a result, they notice these termite facts during the inspection we do for termite control. But if you want to know beforehand about the termite facts that you never heard of before, take a look at the list prepared of many such facts.
Termite Facts You Might Not Know But Find During Termite Control Inspection
- Ants: Termite Enemies
The biggest termite fact is that ants are the natural predators of termites. If your place has the biggest colonies of ant mounds, it is very unlikely that the place will have colonies of termite mounds. Moreover, when the wet season comes, though ants nest mutually next to termites, they prey on termites to live. Oftentimes, termites and ants are hostile upon facing one another.
- Termites Can Get Into Any Opening
Despite the size of a crack, be it small, medium or large, all termites need is a width of penny size space. The gaps can be even as tiny as a business cards’ width. There are some cases where termites enter your home via an untreated hollow space between bricks and blocks. Besides finding a crack to enter your place, termites also open tiny holes of fibrous material or any drywall in exploring food.
- Produce Lots Of Gas
Another scary termite fact is that they release gas during the breakdown of wood; this happens during their decomposition and waste. It is estimated that termites are one of the pests responsible for the emission of 1 to 3% of methane gas which is 150 million tons. This release of gas from termites in turn affects the climatic changes!
- Eat A Lot
As termites never sleep, all they do is eat away the wood at your place because of their all-day-long free time. Hence, we categorise it as a pest that eats a lot. In fact, a termite single colony is capable of eating 1,000 pounds in just one year. If you see their feeding in comparison to baseball bats, it can eat up to 650 bats!! This is one of the scariest termite facts.
- Termites Are Very Old
Although the lifespan of a termite is very short compared with the average life of a human, termites are those species that have been around for much longer. It is scientifically estimated that the earliest humans lived on earth are about 4 and a half million years ago. However, the estimated time of termites earliest living is 250 million years ago.
- Build Huge Nests
Termites are capable of building nests, tubes and mounds wherever they travel and live. In fact, nests they build are 12 inches across and large, which can be right at your home. Moreover, the mud-like lines you usually find outside of your home along the walls are mud tubes to eat wood. However, termites also build floor to ceiling mud tubes in a home that spans 12 feet. In addition to these, another termite fact is that their mounds vary up to 46 feet high!
- Queen Termite Lays Hundreds Of Eggs
On average, a chicken lays 180 to 320 eggs in just a single year. However, despite its size, the queen termite colonies lay around 30,000 eggs in just one day. In fact, the termite queen on average lays an egg every 15 seconds and lives up to 15 to 25 years. It is also a termite fact that a termite queen lives for about 50 years in suitable conditions.
- Termites Outnumber Humans
It is quite frightening that for every person on the earth, you will find 1,000 pounds of termites. In the right conditions for living, termites are also more than 1,000 pounds. Moreover, when in turn these termites multiply, they amount to billions in number and outnumber even humans.
Call For Our Expertise Professionals For Termite Control Services
The last thing Pest Control Newport doesn’t want is our customers to face any kind of issues, the nastiest pests such as termites. Because you may have no idea even until termites damage your complete home from inside as they are wood-destroying (eating) pests. So, if you don’t want to let those pests eat away the wood at your equity, hire our termite pest control services. We are skilled and we’ll be trained on how to protect your place for preventing termite damage and also avoiding unwanted surprises.
With the experience in this drive for many years now, we have so much knowledge that we can customize an on-spot treatment plan. However, this step is processed only after a thorough inspection from our side. So, be it for a pre-purchase inspection and control, emergency or same-day services, grab our services at 03 4050 7720.