Termites cost millions of dollars in damage a year to property owners. Termites don’t just attack homes; they infest commercial property as well
- Cause serious damage to structures often long before they are discovered – more than $1.5 billion in property damage a year to over 600,000 homes in the U.S.
- Feed on books, papers or anything containing cellulose.
- Favor warmer climates and actively avoid light.
- Live in underground colonies – some containing over two million members.
In a larger nest, a queen and king may live for 15 years, with the queen laying up to one egg every 15 seconds for most of her life