Termites are busy at work…
The image of Termites on the page displays what it looks like when termites are hard at work destroying your home. Termites feed on wood and serve an important function in nature by converting dead trees into organic matter. Unfortunately, the wood in buildings is equally appetizing to termites and they can cause serious damage to residential and commercial buildings.
Subterranean termites are ground-inhabiting, social insects living in colonies. The colony or nest of subterranean termites may be up to 18-20 feet below the soil surface to protect it from extreme weather conditions. These termites travel through earthen (mud) tubes to reach food sources above the soil (ground) surface. The mature termite colony has three castes: a) reproductives (king and queen), b) soldiers, and c) workers. The colony reaches its maximum size in approximately 4 to 5 years and it may include 60,000 to 200,000 workers.