Termites are one of the most destructive household pests that homeowners. While they’re good for soil because they break down thick plant fibers that prevent new plant life from growing, they’re bad for solid materials such as wood. The property damage caused by termites every year amounts to billions of dollars. If you’re dealing with a termite infestation, here are some things that you should know about your enemy.
1. Most Termites Can’t See
If you ever look at a group of termites and notice that most of them appear to be running around in random directions, it’s because most termite soldiers are blind. They navigate their way through tactile and sound perception.
2. Termites Alert The Colony When There’s Danger
When any type of perceived threat is present, soldier termites bang their heads against whatever hard surface their colony is occupying. This produces a vibration that is intended to