All that you need to know about:
Termites, commonly called “White Ants”
What are termites?
White bodied, wood destroying insects (commonly called “White Ants”).
Termites, like Ants are social insects and live in Colonies. A termite colony is made up of the queen, king, winged reproductive, soldiers and worker termites. Each member of the family has a different job to perform and all are dependent upon each other for the colony to survive.
How termites work?
Colonies are highly organized, allowing termites to be efficient and are very destructive when they attack our structures. Termites eat wood and convert wood fiber, or cellulose, into sugar.
A large termite colony can do extensive damage to structures made of wood.
Termites devour the interior of wood sources (roof timbers, timber floorings and doorframes) leaving only a wafered shell with the hard layers left behind. Inside these hollowed out sections, the termites pack moist soil, which is essential to their survival.