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Termites are a very destructive pest and can wreak havoc on your home or business structures.. The Boston area is no stranger to termite problems. The eastern subterranean termite, pictured here, is creamy in color. Customers will refer to termites they see (in broken wood or mud tubes) as looking like rice. Termites do not need any pigmentation because they live underground. They eat and digest wood with the aid of single cell protozoa in their digestive tracts. A termite colony may number from 250,000 to several million. Termites are relentless in their search for food sources because they lack the ability to understand if they face an abundance or shortage of food. So the workers in the colony are constantly actively searching for new food sources. In a residential environment, it may simply be a new part of the same home.
Signs of Termite Attack
The most common alert termites are present is the interior swarm. This is an often massive invasion of gracefully flying termites called swarmers. These swarmers are coming out of a colony to set up entirely new colonies. Their goal is to survive the flight and avoid predators like birds. Then they will find a mate and a sunny patch of soil to procreate and burrow into the soil to set up a new colony.
These swarmers are black, since they are the only termites that will be intentionally exposed to sunlight. They have a pair of equally long wings. They resemble ants, but differ in some important ways. If you examine a termite, you will see a thick waist, where an ant has a pinched waist. In addition, the termite will have antennae that resemble balls or beads strung together, where the ant will have joints in its antennae resembling a stick with straight sections and elbows.
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