Did you know?
- Termites work 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week and never sleep.
- Like vampires, they don’t like sunlight and can actually die if exposed to it. That’s why they travel in mud tubes and live in nests either below or above ground.
- They have been on earth for over 250 million years, even before dinosaurs.
- Termite queens can live for between 15 and 25 years.
- There are more termites on earth than human beings.
- A termite queen can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
- Some termite nests can contain up to 2 million termites.
- Termites pass more wind than humans and create methane gas.
- The total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world!
- Termites cause damage worth $2 billion every year!
- Although they are commonly called white ants, they are not related to ants.
- There are over 2300 species of termites of which about 220 are found in India.