3 Little Known Termite Facts

Some scientists estimate that for each human on the planet comes 1000 pounds of termites. 1000 pounds is the weight of an adult cow.

Before young termites start consuming wood, they need to eat feces of other termites to equip their intestines with required number of bacteria and protozoa. (gross!)

Termites are numerous because of the fast reproduction. Large mounds can host over 3 million termites.