4 Fun Facts about Termites from Our Scottsdale Pest Control Company

4 Fun Facts about Termites from Our Scottsdale Pest Control Company

4 Fun Facts about Termites from Our Scottsdale Pest Control CompanyTermites have an insatiable appetite for cellulose, a main component of wood. As a result, termites in the United States cause about 5 billion dollars worth of damage every year. Termites can quickly cause massive damage to floors, walls, ceilings, decks, and wood furniture. This makes it very important that you contact a pest control professional as soon as you notice any signs of termites in your home. At Eco-Logic Management, we offer top-quality termite control in the greater Scottsdale, AZ area. Even though termites are major nuisances, they are also interesting creatures. Here are four interesting facts about termites.

Huge Colonies

Termites mounds in some parts of Africa can grow to three stories tall. And in 2018, researchers in Brazil discovered a humongous termite complex that consists of about 200 million termite mounds and is roughly the size of Great Britain. Some of these mounds are up to ten feet high, but the complex is largely obscured by vegetation. The largest known single termite colony has about 3 million members.

They're Not Picky Eaters

Termites do most of their damage to wooden surfaces, but they'll eat most things that come from plant material. They'll eat cardboard, clothing, and even carpet. Sometimes they'll also eat through plastic products to get to a more desirable food source.

Ants Are Termites' Nemeses

Ants will eat termites and also are fierce competitors for resources. When ant and termite colonies are close together, they will sometimes launch attacks against each other using designated battle soldiers.

Wings When They Need Them

Termites are capable of growing wings, but only do so when needed. They'll grow wings when seeking to establish a new colony and then shed their wings once that colony has been established.

Termite Control in Scottsdale, AZ

When you need termite removal in Scottsdale and the surrounding area, contact Eco-Logic Management at (480) 470-9005. At our local pest control company, we're experts at removing termites quickly and thoroughly. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!

Eco-Logic Management, Inc Blog
Posted: October 2022

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