Termites swarm in almost every province of Pakistan. These small insects are typically about the size of small ants (and are often mistaken for winged ants). There are 2500 species of termite over the world; however Subterranean Termite is most common specie of termite. Queen is the most important member of a termite colony, according to a research Termite Queen can lay up to 30,000 eggs per day & can live about 10-15 years. Worker termites are 2nd important members of a colony, who are responsible to feed nest mates and queen as well.
Termites are capable of damaging the structure of a home – including posts, floor and ceiling supports and wall studs – as well as non-structural elements including drywall, paneling, carpet, even furniture. Extensive infestations, when left untreated, can cause serious damage, including floor and roof collapse. Damage is often found too late since termites get in and cause damage in areas not visible to the homeowner. Your home is 10 times more likely to be damaged by termites than by fire.
It doesn’t matter if your home is made of brick, block or wood or even if it’s built on a concrete slab. The truth is termites can get in to any home through tiny cracks and crevices less than 1/32 inches wide. To make matters worse, your home may be sitting on up to six subterranean termite colonies in a single acre plot with each colony housing-up to millions of termites. And once they’re in your house? Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The problem is termites are rarely seen until the damage is already done. The time to take care of a termite situation is before you even know you have it.