Did you know?
Termites work 24 hours a day, 7 Days a week and never sleep.
Like vampires, they don't like sunlight and can actually die if exposed to it. That's why they travel in mud tubes and live in nests either below or above ground.
They have been on earth for over 250 million years, even before dinosaurs.
Termite queens can live for between 15 and 25 years.
There are more termites on earth than human beings.
A termite queen can lay 40,000 eggs per day.
Some termite nests can contain up to 2 million termites.
Termites pass more wind than humans and create methane gas.
The total weight of all the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world! Termites cause damage worth $2 billion every year!
Although they are commonly called white ants, they are not related to ants.
There are over 2300 species of termites of which about 220 are found in India.