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Scientific name: Isoptera

Average size: About 0.5inches

Commonly found: In wood, furniture, walls

Diet: Wood, other sources of cellulose

General characteristics and facts:

  • Termites built their nests as hard mounds above ground
  • They work 24 hours a day and do not sleep
  • One colony can eat up to 1,000 lbs of wood per year
  • Although they closely resemble ants, they are more closely related to cockroaches
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