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The Different Types of Termites

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Just like there isn’t a singly type of ant, there are several different categories of termites. The primary distinction is based on their habitat. There are two major groups of termites, the ones that live in dry wood and the ones that live in damp or wet rotten wood. These termites live inside wood of varying levels of decay and moisture content.

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How to Detect a Termite Infestation

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Termites are cryptic creatures that live in the dark. You might have a termite infestation already and the problem is that you might not even know it. There are however, some signs that you can look out for in order to determine if you have an infestation or not.

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Termite Colonies

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Termites live in large colonies. These colonies can range in size and population substantially. Specifically, termite colonies vary in size according to their conditions, they can be as few as a couple of hundred, but once established they can contain as many as termites.

There is no standard size for termite colonies however, the only thing that they all have in common is that they need specific types of organization to function. It needs the queen to produce eggs, the workers and such. Every termite colony is organized in a class system based on the tasks of the termite. There are workers, soldiers and the lucky reproductive ones. In most cases, termite colonies have a fertile queen and a king, the workers, and the soldiers. An interesting fact presented at: determite.ca is that kings are usually much smaller than the queens. Kings are 1–2 cm long while the queen grows more than 4 in long. (more…)