The Ant-Hill Pest Control

By: Ant Hill Pest Control  11-11-2011
Keywords: Eggs, Ants, Insects

Services

We specialise in controlling the following pests:

Garden pests:

Crawling insects:

Flying insects:

Ants

Termites

Crickets

Ticks

Fleas

etc.

Aphids

Bedbugs

Cockroaches

Silverfish moth

etc.

Flies

Bees

Carpenter Bees

Wasps

etc.

We do free termite inspections.

TERMITES: also known as WHITE ANTS, FLYING ANTS or ANTS WITH WINGS TERMITES. Termites are social insects that live in colonies where populations may reach more than one million. A colony consists of several different forms of termites, including reproductive’s, soldiers and workers. Each of these comprises different castes in the colony and support different functions in their social system.


King and Queen Termites Many termite colonies have one king and queen, which support the growth of the colony. The queen's sole purpose is to reproduce. Some live for as long as 30 years and can lay an egg every 15 seconds.


Eggs Queens can lay thousands of eggs every year. Eggs then hatch into nymphs.


Nymphs While in the nymphet state, termites diverge into different castes – workers, soldiers, reproductive’s.


Workers are blind, wingless termites that maintain the colony, build and repair the nest and forage for food. Workers are the most numerous caste and the most likely to be found in infested wood.


Soldiers are sterile, wingless and blind. Their sole function is to defend the colony.


Winged Reproductive’s These winged termites will eventually leave the colony as adult termite "swarmers." After swarming, they shed their wings and pair up. Each male-female pair attempts to start a new colony.

Keywords: Ants, Eggs, Insects, TERMITES