If you are worried about a termite infestation, you may wonder what termite eggs look like, where they are found, and what you can do to get rid of them. While termite eggs are visible to the human eye, they are not generally seen by homeowners because of where they are laid. This makes professional termite inspections vitally important.
A termite queen is one of the longest living insects on earth. She can live over 25 years, with some living much longer than that. During the prime of her life, the queen can lay 1,000 eggs per day, which can add up to 9 million in a lifetime. Some species and colonies have only one queen, while others have secondary and even tertiary queens. That makes for a lot of termites!
Termite eggs are usually laid deep inside the termite nest. Termite eggs are very small and oval-shaped. They are typically white, light brown, or even translucent in color. They are very tiny, but visible. If there is a termite infestation, the eggs may look like a pile of white powder. Termite eggs can be found in mud tubes, below ground, within structures (walls and furniture), and other areas, depending on the species.
The queen lays the eggs, and worker termites will move them and care for them within an incubation chamber. After the eggs hatch, the larvae are then moved to the nursery where they are fed and groomed. The majority of these larvae will develop into worker termites, the ones responsible for damage to wood and homes. Termite nests and eggs can remain safely hidden within your home for years until you have a large infestation that is difficult to get rid of.
If you are concerned about Sunshine Coast termites, contact Radar Pest Control. Our expert technicians will perform an inspection of your property and search for signs of termites, including eggs. If termites are found, you can count on Radar to take care of the problem quickly and professionally. Contact us today for more information.