Termites have been munching away on wood for over 250 million years, long before people started building their homes from wood products. Termites recycle wood products into soil by feeding on and breaking down cellulose, the main component of the cell walls in plants. Most of the 2,200 or so species of termites live in the tropics.
So what do termites look like? This photo gallery will help you learn to recognize termites, and termite damage, when you see them.
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