Termites Swarms in the Fire

Its November. Right now, termites are swarming almost every night in Fiji. The locals have worked out a strategy which goes like this: As the swarms begin at dusk, turn all the lights out inside and build a bright fire outside in the yards, or for community...
Can Termites Eat Through Concrete?

Can Termites Eat Through Concrete?

Contrary to urban legend, termites cannot eat through concrete.  And, they do not have super jaws that can chew through steel.  They simply eat wood and other cellulose materials, which is amazing since cellulose is indigestible to most creatures. And termites are...

How can it be a ‘good’ termite season?

Not everyone will agree, but for termites it has been a very good season. Flooding of a year ago and above average rainfall has boosted soil moisture that is a necessity for termites. Just this week I opened up a termite mound and found a large number of reproductive...