- Termite colonies can chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Homeowners should have their property professionally inspected for termites once a year to prevent infestations and costly damage.
- The total weight of all the termites in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans in the world.
- Termites cause more than approximately $5 billion in U.S. property damage each year – costs not typically covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.
Welcome to a first-of-its-kind hub for termite research and resources — home to a groundbreaking study and video production by the National Pest Management Association.
We introduced more than half a million voracious termites to a tiny, built-to-scale dream home, revealing the destructive nature of these pests like never before.
Termites are social insects that live in colonies containing caste systems — think workers, soldiers and reproductives like the queen. Meet the “caste” of the Tiny Termite House and see how the colony functions together to wreak havoc in your home.
Meet the Caste