Do you have a termite problem? If so, you’re not alone. Termite infestations are a common issue in many parts of the country. This blog post from our specialist in termite control will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about worker termites. It will cover everything from their biology to their behavior to how you can get rid of them. Keep reading for answers to all your questions!
What Do Termite Workers Do?
Worker termites look for and collect food for the colony of termites. Termite workers are also in charge of the construction and maintenance of termite mud tubes and nests. They eat cellulose, a naturally occurring substance found in wood and grass.
How Can I Tell if I Have Termites?
The best way to determine if you have a termite problem is to call an exterminator. An exterminator can perform an inspection of your property and will be able to tell you if you have termites or not. However, there are some signs that you can look for yourself that may indicate that you have a termite problem:
- Mud tubes on the exterior of your home
- Wood that is damaged or hollowed out
- Piles of wings near windows or doors
How Do I Get Rid of Termites?
The best way to get rid of termites is to call an exterminator. An exterminator will be able to perform an inspection of your property and will be able to tell you what treatment is needed. There are a few different types of treatments that can be used, including liquid termiticides, baiting systems, and heat treatments.
Liquid termiticides are the most common type of treatment and involve the application of a chemical solution to the soil around your home. Baiting systems use poisoned bait to kill termites. Heat treatments involve
How Do Worker Termites Communicate?
Worker termites communicate by touch, taste, and smell. They use their pheromones to feel their way around and detect chemicals in the air. This allows them to find food and construction materials, as well as identify other members of the colony.
How Long Do Worker Termites Live?
Worker termites typically live for between one to two years. Under ideal climatic circumstances, queen termites can live for almost a decade.
Can Worker Termites Reproduce?
Termites, both worker, and soldier are unable to reproduce, and some colonies have millions of troops. Pheromones produced by king and queen termites prevent the development of sexual organs in young termites.
What Do Worker Termites Eat?
Worker termites eat cellulose, a naturally occurring substance found in wood and grass. They use their pheromones to find food and construction materials, as well as identify other members of the colony.
What Happens When Worker Termites Die?
When worker termites die, their bodies are eaten by other members of the colony. Their wings may also be eaten if they fall near the nest. This helps to recycle nutrients back into the colony.
Do Worker Termites Have Wings?
Some termites have wings, but worker termites don’t. Termites without wings are called worker and soldier termites. The appearance of these termites is considerably different from that of reproductive termites.
Do Worker Termites Build Nests?
Yes, worker termites build nests out of mud and saliva. They use their pheromones to find food and construction materials, as well as identify other members of the colony. The nest is used as a safe place for the queen and young termites to live.
Can Worker Termites Live Alone?
A single worker termite will not be able to survive. Their lifestyles revolve around living in colonies that range in size from a few thousand to millions of people. The social life of termite colonies, like that of many other insects, includes many functions such as having the queen and king for reproduction and having worker and soldier termites for foraging, building, and guarding the nest.
Worker termites are an important part of a healthy, functioning colony. They play many essential roles in the life and health of the colony. As you can see, there is much more to these little creatures than meets the eye! If you have any questions about worker termites, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.