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What Is a Termite

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Termites

Termites are eusocial insects that are classified at the taxonomic rank .

They are found on all continents except Antarctica.They are usually small, measuring between 4 to 15 millimetres (0.16 to 0.59 in) in length.

Owing to their wood-eating habits, many termite species can do significant damage to unprotected buildings and other wooden structures. Termites play an important role as decomposers of wood and vegetative material.

In addition to causing damage to buildings, termites can also damage food crops. Termites may attack trees whose resistance to damage is low but generally ignore fast-growing plants. Most attacks occur at harvest time.

For indoor temperature and rainfall seem to have the largest impact on termite activity, followed by the house’s age. If you stumble across a termite nest on your property, don’t disturb it: termites might abandon the area, move elsewhere and remain undetected.

REF: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termite