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Interesting facts about Termites

  • Total weight of termites on the earth outweigh total weight of humans
  • Termites have existed on the earth for 250 million years.
  • Termite queens and kings live 15 years and queens lay one egg every 15 seconds 24 hours a day.
  • Termites are rarely exposed to daylight.
  • Termites never sleep.
  • Termites work 24 hours a day.
  • Aging termite workers become chemically toxic. They use this as a form of suicidal defence, exploding to release chemicals that injure intruders. The toxic chemical sticks to the intruders and corrodes their bodies.