Termites’ diets are primarily composed of cellulose, which is an organic fiber plentiful in wood and also grass. Cellulose provides the termites with the nutrients they need to survive once digested.
How Do Termites Eat Wood?
Because wood is difficult to consume and digest, termites rarely have to compete with any other species for this source of nutrition. Termites are fully equipped with special mouthparts for consuming wood and other sources of cellulose, in addition to microorganisms like bacteria and protozoans.
These microorganisms help termites break down cellulose into digestible substances. This enables the insects to receive life-sustaining energy and other needed nutrients.
How Do Termites Find Wood?
Not only do termites fill their diet with wood, many insects also live in wood. This ultimately makes finding the food source easier for these pests. Termites typically live in trees, soil, wooden structures, and lumber. Therefore, homes are prone to damage as the result of termite feeding.
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