Termites are social insects that live in colonies where they have a queen in charge of laying eggs to maintain their species, these small insects inhabit tropical and subtropical climates although sometimes they can be observed in temperate climates, termites are considered a plague that It damages different objects of wood, cardboard or paper caused great economic expenses when dealing with buildings and works of art, we know the types of termites and how they manage to affect our environment.
Types of Termites
There are three main types of termites, we have dry wood termites, wet wood termites, subterranean and the termites of Formosa, we know each of them in detail.
Termites of Dry Wood
These termites make their colonies in woods that are relatively dry, such as doors and windows, picture frames, buildings, furniture, beams or dead trees, their nests are small since the space does not allow them a greater extension of the same.
Moist Wood Termites
Like dry wood termites, they make their colonies inside the same wood they feed on, but this time they choose woods that have a high degree of humidity to survive.
Termite Underground or Ground
Within the types of termites, the subterranean ones make nests or colonies in the ground under the wood from which they feed, elaborate elaborate tunnels that are connected to each other, occupying large spaces below the surface, they are considered the most dangerous type for the constructions since these are really big colonies.
Underground termites sometimes build mounds or tumuli up to 4 meters high near the wood with which they are feeding.
Termites of Formosa
It is the most recently discovered species, its origin lies in Asia, you can feed both dry wood and moisture without any difficulty.