Termites can be one of the most irritating and dangerous insects of all times. Termites cause billions of dollars in damage each year. They primarily feed on wood, but also damage paper, books, insulation, and even swimming pool liners and filtration systems. Termites can injure living trees and shrubs, but more often are a secondary invader of woody plants already in decline. While buildings may become infested at any time, termites are of particular importance when buying or selling a home since a termite inspection/infestation report is normally a condition of sale. Besides the monetary impact, thousands of winged termites emerging inside one’s home are an emotionally trying experience — not to mention the thought of termites silently feasting on one’s largest investment.
Termite treatment becomes necessary once your house is attacked by these pests. It can cause serious structural damage to your house by hollowing the wood used in construction. Despite being horrible for looking they can also cause serious illnesses and damage in the wooden objects. Termite social insects that live in colonies with caste systems, which means they are organized into different social classes based on their roles and responsibilities. The termite caste system has three levels: Reproductive, workers and soldiers. Since they live in dark places and many of them are blind, they communicate through pheromones (chemical signals) and vibrations caused by head-banging. The main sources of food of termites are the wooden objects because they have the ability to digest wood. However, termites have protozoa and bacteria in their guts that produce enzymes that break down the cellulose in wood into sugars the termite can digest.