4 Unbelievable Facts About Termites

You may wonder: “why do I need to know facts about termites?”. The answer is that as interesting as termites can be, termites are also a major threat you need to watch out for.

So the more you know about their behavior the best prepared you’ll be to fight them. Here are 4 Unbelievable Facts About Termites you probably didn’t know. 

  1. Termite queens live the longest of all insects

Insects aren’t exactly the world’s longest-lived creatures, due to their fragile tiny bodies and their risk of becoming another insect’s snack. But somehow, termite queens are an exception to the rule. 

Long live the queen!

Some of the queens can live up to 30 to 50 years. They reproduce every year and found numerous colonies.

  1. Termites might be small, but their damage is huge

Property damage inflicted by termites requires extensive and expensive repairs. Termites work fast and in a massive way inflicting structural damage to property.

Monetary losses on repairs can be up to about AWG. 8,000. That’s why it’s important to take care of your termite problem ASAP! 

  1. Termites’ activity increases in warm weather 

Warm climates like the one in Aruba are termites’ favorite to stay in.

Temperatures above 60 degrees make termites hunt for moisture around homes. 

That’s why homes with water leaks located in warm temperatures are the perfect spot for termites’ colonies to set in.

  1. Termites NEVER Sleep 

Termites work 24 hours a day building their colonies. They don’t have to recharge their bodies as many creatures do, because they are programmed to eat, not to sleep. 

Termites are consistent hard workers, which leads to an extensive amount of damage they can provoke without you even noticing.

Now that you know a little bit more about their behavior, you must act as fast as them!

Don’t let these tiny creatures ruin your home’s structure, and contact Professional Pest Control for termite treatment or to get a termite inspection.

It’s better to be safe than sorry!