- Termite colonies can chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Homeowners should have their property professionally inspected for termites once a year to prevent infestations and costly damage.
- The total weight of all the termites in the world is greater than the weight of all the humans in the world.
- Termites cause more than approximately $5 billion in U.S. property damage each year – costs not typically covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.
Explore termite damage like never before
Welcome to a first-of-its-kind hub for termite research and resources — home to a groundbreaking study and video production by the National Pest Management Association.
We introduced more than half a million voracious termites to a tiny, built-to-scale dream home, revealing the destructive nature of these pests like never before.
Meet The Caste
Termites are social insects that live in colonies containing caste systems — think workers, soldiers and reproductives like the queen. Meet the “caste” of the Tiny Termite House and see how the colony functions together to wreak havoc in your home.