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Termites

Termites are classified in insects, compared with the ants and various species of bees and wasps, are commonly known as “white-ants”. They are known for their innovation and destruction caused to the wooden (furniture and structures) are. They are social insects which live in underground colonies and can be often seen in both new and old buildings. A single colony of termite may consist of more than a million members. Depending on their feeding procedure, termites are classified into two groups: the lower termites and higher termites. The lower termites primarily feed on woods. As wood is not easy to digest, they prefer to consume fungus infected wood because it is easier to digest and the fungs are high in protein. Meanwhile, the higher termites gobble up a wide variety of materials, including feces, grass, leaves, and roots. There are almost 2,000 known termite species around the world. In each year, termites cause billions of property damages. They even destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring and filtration systems. Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs. Their colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. .