Do termites have wings?

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Like all social insects, termites are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers, and mature species, which are able to give birth to other termites. Workers have soft white body less than 10 mm length. They don’t have eyes and they are not flying termites. But these are workers who find food, look after young termites, …

Flying termites vs flying ants

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  What are these insects in your house? They are small and disturbing and usually live in large colonies. It is not always easy to find out if you see flying termites or ants. But there are some handy tips which will help you to distinguish flying termites (also called swarmers) from flying ants, see …

Flying termites and preventive measures from them

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Have you ever seen flying termites, gathered in huge swarms? Do you know about the dangers they may cause once settled inside or nearby your house? How to protect your house from termite infestation? Let’s throw light on these questions. Termites much resemble winged ants, but their existence close to people results in more problems …

Termite nests as biomimetic architecture

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Curiously enough, we can find the most complex and developed kingdom just in termite colonies. Termites exist in warm southern countries in huge colonies, the number of individuals in which often reaches several millions. Their nests are extremely diverse in their appearances, sizes, and the thickness of the walls of termitaria. The highest termitarium, built …

Flying termits vs Swarming and Winged

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Introduction Termites flying in the wild nature as well as near people are also called “white ants”. Flying, winged, swarming insects are a real threat to the man-made structures. Giant trees and gorgeous buildings, infected by these insects, crumble to dust with a light push. There are special services for termites’ eradication. These insects are …

Drywood termite damage and treatment

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In nature drywood termites attack dead dry branches and trees. They digest the wood and return useful substances into the soil. But living near people, they penetrate also buildings through wood elements if they are less than 60 cm high from the ground. Winged alates may wedge into tiny cracks in wood trim, door and …

Drywood termites in the house: general notion

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Termites belong to the species that cause great damage to the wood and wooden constructions. Termites are the most dangerous insects for people because they can be invisible for a long time until the housekeeper pays attention to serious problems with his house or furniture. And also they can be very resistant to some treatment. …

Drywood Termites: Inspection Guide

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Drywood termites are insects that like to settle in dead wood structures, including houses and furniture. They need little moisture. That’s why they differ from subterranean or dumpwood siblings. Another difference between subterranean and drywood termites is that the latter are a bit bigger in size but their colonies are not as numerous as the …