Tempe Pest Control

Believe it or not, termite colony can be a happening place. You might think of a termite as just a termite, but you’d be surprised the colony is sub-divided into all types of termites, and each has a specific role in the colony. Here’s a breakdown of the various roles.


Young Termites

Queen termites are able to produce thousands of eggs every year. These eggs grow and hatch into nymphs. The nymphs will then grow into either worker, soldier, reproductive, or supplementary reproductive termites.

Soldiers and Workers

Worker termites are blind, wingless termites responsible for maintaining the colony through making repairs and building. They are responsible for making the mud tunnels that connect the nest to food sources. They also forage for food and care for the other termites, helping to feed the soldier termites because their mandibles are so large they are unable to eat on their own. Soldier termites are the defenders of the colony. They are sterile, wingless, and blind.

Reproduction Termites

At least one King and Queen are in a colony. The queens’ sole purpose is to produce offspring that will continue the life of the colony. She is not required to do anything but lay eggs. Because of that all the other termites tend to her. Some queens have been reported to live up to 50 years. Winged reproductives leave the colony as “adult swarmer.” After they leave the colony, there job is to find a new place to establish a brand new colony. They become the kings and queens of the colony they raise. If a King or Queen die, they are replaced by supplementary reproductive termites.


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Arizona Termite Control

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Termite Control Tempe
1753 E Broadway 
STE #101
Tempe AZ 85282
(480) 630-3019
License # 8918