Fun, Interesting Facts About Termites
Although termites are not a pest that any homeowner likes to see, they are one of the most common concerns for them. Termites eat the cellulose out of the wood of a home, quickly causing massive damage in the process. The tiny pests can go unnoticed for quite some time. It takes a professional to eliminate termites Santa Ana from the home, so if you suspect termites, it is best to pick up the phone and schedule service with the pros. They’ll first provide an inspection to find the termites and then begin treatment. The sooner you make the call, the less damage that will occur. In the meantime, here are a few facts about termites that you might be interested in knowing.
– Termites can die if they are exposed to sunlight. It is rare that you see one during the day, which is another reason they can persist unnoticed for such extended periods of time.
– The Queen Termite is a very busy lady. She can lay as many as 40,000 eggs in a single day!
– Some countries use termites in a very special way, turning them into cooking oil. They have more protein content than even lean beef so it is little wonder why they’re of such importance in many countries!
– Termites are not in the minority anywhere in the world. In fact there are more of them on earth than there are humans!
– When you spot a termite nest there is plenty of reason for concern. There can be as many as two million termites in a single nest!
– Termites are responsible for eating about 7 million tons of different matter each year. Most of the matter is from the home, but they eat trees sometimes, too!
– Termites have a ton of bacteria in their stomach and it is probably because they eat each other’s fecal matter. They must consume this matter before they can begin their cellulose feast since it contains important microorganisms they need to successfully complete the process.
Now that you have this information, you are probably even more eager to get the termites out of your home if they’re present. Get your estimate and get the termites Santa Ana service that you need without delay!