There are more than 2000 species of termite found throughout the world. Just about anywhere with moderate to warm temperatures has a species that is native to the area.
From termites that burrow into trees or houses to massive mound-building termites, they make their homes just about anywhere they can create tunnels and keep their eggs safe.
And that’s no small feat when the queen can lay 30,000 eggs per day. That’s nearly 1 million eggs per month!
One the queen starts laying her eggs, she will never leave the nest again.
Taking care of all those eggs is an endless job. To maintain a productive nest, termites tend to fall into specialized roles. Some termites take care of the eggs, some gather food, and some protect the colony.
As the queen continues to lay eggs, the colony feverishly expands the nest to make room for the ever-growing family.