Termites are known to be destructive pests because they consume cellulose by eating dead or living plants and wood structures. Termites live as a colony. The Queen lives for decades, with an average life span of one to two years.
Signs of termite infection
Underground termites build mud pipes from the ground through tunnels and begin to invade your home. Mud pipes act as a barrier for their dehydration protection and their predators.
Mud pipes consist of chewing wood, excrement and soil, also known as cartons.
Drywood Termites do not build mud pipes like underground termites. They are embedded in the wood they infect because they do not require soil contact.
Underground termite feces are usually moist and can also be used in mud pipes.
Dry wood termites, whose feces are called Frass, are dry because they use rectal pads to extract most of their water before excretion.
As mentioned above, Drywood Termites do not build mud pipes, and feces usually appear near the wood they infect.