All About Queen Termites
Termite Facts : Starting with the Queen
There’s plenty of interesting facts about termites that most of us may or may not want to know… the most interesting of all of them is the fact the Queen Termite is actually incredibly rare to find. She remains in a secret location to ensure she can produce thousands of nymphs (baby termites) per day. Yes, thousands! Scary!
She’s a beaut and a big beauty at that. In some species the queen termite may even live for 25 years. That’s a lot of baby termites being produced, enjoying thaving dinner on your home or office wooden features.
Here’s a few interesting Termite facts:
- Termites are commonly called white ants
- Approximately 2,500 termite species around the world
- A large termite nest may contain several million termites
- They’re harder workers than us – working an astonishing 24 hours a day
- Termites have a caste structure which includes a queen, king, worker termites and soldier termites
So, what role does the Queen play?
In the termite world, the queen is responsible for laying eggs to sustain the colony’s growth & survival. She produces thousands of eggs per day.
She lives a luxurous life after first finding a male termite to partner with, setting up the nest, and then producing nympths. After such time the Queen termite & King termite are groomed and fed by the worker termites.
The worker termites enter the royal cell though small openings of the hard protective wall. The queen will produce eggs at a steady rate throughout the day and the worker termites move the eggs to inubation chambers. Thus, making it a very rare find to even locate a Queen termite, yet we have and we’re very excited about this find.
How can we help?
Give one of our friendly team a call to discuss your termite treatment needs and we will come around to provide you with a child and pet-friendly pest control treatment.
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