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A Few Termite Facts

Termites are very costly insects, due to the fact that they can cause so much damage to your home and property before you even have time to notice and stop them. Here are some pretty interesting facts you may have never known about these annoying insects.

  • Termites in Africa have created a mound that measured around 42 feet high.
  • Singapore serves these little critters live, dipped in alcohol, dipped in chocolate, and even preserved in rice wine, as a tasty little treat.
  • In one Amazon culture, if termites are found in a homeowner’s home, it is said that the homeowner will soon die. In order for the homeowner to avoid death, the entire colony needs to be destroyed and/ or the homeowner needs to completely leave the home.
  • Queen termites can live anywhere from 15 to 25 years and every 15 seconds will lay an egg.
  • In order to get rid of whooping cough in the Amazon, cultures will serve a soup that is hot and sweet and contains boiled termites.
  • Underground termites, known as subterranean termites, can be found in every state, except for Alaska.
  • Termites actually never sleep, they are constantly active, 24/7.
  • Again in the Amazon, they believe that you can be cured from the flu by inhaling the smoke from a burning termite.
  • It has been known that termites have appeared on this Earth nearly 250 million years ago.
  • There are 1,000 pounds of termites for every human.
  • There can be up to one million termites alone in one termite colony.

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