How Destructive Termite Can Be, Find Out More About Termite Control


The king: His main job in life is to mate with the queen. Also, through chemical secretions known as pheromones, he and the queen determine how many of their offspring develop into workers, soldiers or reproductives. In five years, a king and queen can grow the colony into a million termites.

The queen: Her only job is to lay eggs. She is fed by the workers. Along with the king, she also secretes the pheromone that controls specialization in the colony. A queen can live for 25 years or more. Reported to reach a production of more than 2,000 eggs a day.

Eggs: The queen can lay from several hundred to several thousand every day. The eggs take about 30 days to hatch into larvae.

Larvae: These immature termites are fed through the salivary glands of the king, and later by other mature worker termites. Based on chemical messages received from the queen and king, the larvae will develop into one of five specialties.

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Nymphs: An intermediate stage, nymphs are destined to become one of two types of reproductive termites. While they wait, they help in the care of the larvae and the king and queen.
Workers: The bread and butter of the colony. They forage for food, eat wood, feed the queen, the king and the soliders and care for the larvae. They are sterile.
Soldiers: They can't chew wood, so others must feed them. But they can kill. If the colony comes under attack, the soldiers slash with their oversized mandibles, and emit a thick, glue-like substance that immobilizes invaders.

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Supplemental reproductives: Some nymphs will become 'supplemental kings and queens'. Located in another part of the nest, the supplemental reproductives will begin producing and laying eggs to increase the growth rate of the colony.
Winged reproductives, or alates:In a mature colony, thousands of nymphs will develop wing pads and become winged reproductives. They grow long, fragile wings and feed themselves, waiting for swarming season.

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Swarming alates: The winged reproductives reach maturity and, when the time is right, head into the sky en masse, creating the familiar and dreaded swarming ritual. They fly away from their home colony, toward any light source, then fall to the ground.

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Dealates: Only 1 percent of the tens of thousands of alates survive the process of leaving the colony, landing and looking for a mate. Those that survive will pair off, beat their wings from their bodies, and begin a highly structured mating ritual.

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New royalty: In the rare instance when wood, water and a matched set of dealates come together, they may themselves become king and queen. A new colony is born.
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Termite(White Ants) cannot distinguish between wood found in a tree and wood found inside a house.So the RESULT-
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