Termites are very destructive creatures. They cause billions of dollars of damage every year in the United States. They are able to sustain themselves on the wood of our homes and landscaping in our Scottsdale yards due to the temperate climate. Termites live in colonies like ants and some bees and wasps. They divide the labor of caring for the young and protecting the colony among castes which is what helps determine the lifespan of each termite. We here at Varsity Termite and Pest Control find this life-cycle very interesting and can do a termite control service in Scottsdale for you.
Termites hatch from eggs that are produced by the king and queen of the colony. Each termite egg can develop into any member of the termite caste system. This caste system usually includes worker, soldier, or reproductive termites. The king/queen can produce pheromones that control the development of immature termites. The production of these pheromones is how they keep the right balance of termites fulfilling each role in the colony. Each termite egg hatches into larvae and they then shed their exoskeletons (also called molting) to develop into workers, soldiers and reproductive termites. The molting of a termite begins when a soft exoskeleton develops under the hard exoskeleton. Once the termite reaches maturity the hard outer exoskeleton splits and falls away. The new exoskeleton then expands and hardens. This process can happen many times in a termite’s life cycle depending on the colony’s needs. As an example, a worker termite might molt into a soldier termite if the colony was in need of more soldier termites at that time.
What Does Each Termite Do In A Typical Colony In Scottsdale?
Each Scottsdale termite has a role to play in the colony. These roles may change as the colony grows and expands. Below is the Life -Cycle and the different castes or roles:
Termite colonies range in size from 4,800 for Drywood termites to as many as 1 million for subterranean termites. This life-cycle and caste system is the one thing that all colonies have in common no matter what the climate. You will find that your Scottsdale termite colony is structured very much the same way.
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