Termite's Life Cycle

termite life cycle

A termite colony starts when a king and queen pair up during an annual mating flight and settle down to start a family. At first, the eggs the queen termite produces go from, larva to nymph to worker and soldier termites that care for the nest. When the colony gets big enough, the king and queen start making, alate (winged termites) that leave home to find mates and start colonies of their own. Finally, late in the queen’s life, she lays several eggs that become secondary queens to replace her–and those queens start mating with the king to produce more workers, soldiers, and alate. This inbreeding reduces the offspring’s genetic diversity and thus the colony’s ability to adapt to environmental stress. The Japanese termite has found a way to eliminate the breeding, the queen bears her junior queens through asexual reproduction that produces offspring with duplicates of half of mom’s genes.

Ground Bees
Traveling Bees
Posted in Residential Pest Control, termite control, Termites
Related Topics: , , , , , , , ,
Do you need these pests exterminated? Call A1 Today!

 

It’s Your Yard. Defend It. Against Mosquitoes And Ticks.

A1 Exterminators is now offering an Organic Mosquito and Tick Program.
“You can expect up to a 70-90% reduction in mosquito and tick populations around your home…. less pests and less risks of diseases”

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Mosquito Season is Starting Up

We are hoping for some long summer days and balmy nights spent outside in the upcoming months, but those can quickly be ruined by the telltale buzz of a relentless mosquito on the hunt for its next meal. The itchy, red reminders mosquitoes leave behind should be enough of an indication to take precautions against these pests, but A1…

Mealmoths Can Come Home In Your Groceries

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Mealmoths Can Come Home In Your Groceries

Mealmoths can be brought into your home with your groceries.  The Indian Meal Moth is found more often than any other on stored food and grain pantry pest in the United States. Since they feed on any items containing grain or cereal products, the Indian Meal Moth alone is responsible for most of the insect problems associated with the…

Mosquito Season is Starting Up
Make A Snack Time Puzzle

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Make A Snack Time Puzzle

Let the kids play with their food!  Try getting all the ingredients cut up and see if the kids can put it together to look like a bumble bee.

Ingredients:

1 yellow plum
A handful of black grapes
2 apple slices93b0c1bb97b80b50d7a0591242bd33f6
1 baby carrot
2 black currants
2 Honey-Nut Cheerios
A handful of Honey Kix Cereal

Instructions:

  1. Slice the yellow…
    Mealmoths Can Come Home In Your Groceries
    Bug Tip Tuesday - Ladybugs

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Bug Tip Tuesday – Ladybugs

Do you have ladybugs in your home?  These pests find their way into your home in the early winter and are now starting to emerge due to the warmer weather.  Sometimes, they get a little confused as to which way they are suppose to exit the hibernation location.  Obviously they should be heading out!  However, you may find some…

Make A Snack Time Puzzle
Don't Let Spring Bite

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

Don’t Let Spring Bite

Don’t want your spring to bite? Protect yourself from insect bites during outdoor activities.  Be sure to get a bug spray containing DEET.  It can repel disease-carrying mosquitoes, and to a lesser degree, ticks.  If you’re worried

about DEET, don’t be—it is the safest repellent for the most people, from kids as young as 2 months old to pregnant women past…

Bug Tip Tuesday - Ladybugs
You Do Not Want These Carpenters At Your House

Get the Latests News for Pest Control in New England

You Do Not Want These Carpenters At Your House

Do you have a Carpenter Ant problem at your home?  These ants can cause serious damage to your home.  Let A1 Exterminators kick them out.

Contact us at 800-252-4825 or visit our website for more information about carpenter ants.

carpenter-ant-ad

Don't Let Spring Bite
Bed Bug Prevention
Browse A1 Pest Control

A1 Exterminators