About Termite Web

This site is about termites and details my findings about them, and also is meant to provide some helpful info on how to deal with termite infestation. You’ll find lots of termite pictures here too.

But this site is also meant to highlight a whole lot more interesting aspects on these insects, and feature many species which are NOT pests, and which are rare, or will never be found in urban environments or human habitation. These termites can only survive in their natural habitats, and play an important role in the ecological balance of their surrounding environments.

Second only to ants, termites are one of the most numerous insects on earth (number-wise), but due to habitat destruction, and environmental degradation, some species appear to be declining. A few other species though, are thriving and proving to be troublesome pests, in increasingly man-influenced environments!

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You will find that they are very similar to ants, and yet so very different. While termites have a reputation for being destroyers (of wood), most people are unaware that they are also the greatest builders in the animal kingdom. Termites build the largest and most complex nests amongst all creatures in the animal world, and they do it all while being essentially blind.

Very little is known about termites, and hopefully this site can be an online repository of information on and about them, as well as managing them (from a pest control point of view). As a whole, not much is known about termites, save for some species which are important from an economical point of view when they pose threats to crops or buildings. Here, I explore the hidden world of termites, and showcase some of the many species of termites, all of which are interesting in their own way.


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