regal-pest-control-pests-library-termitesRegal Pest Control is a full-service pest control company offering professional pest control exterminators in Ocala, The Villages, Lady Lake, Leesburg and the surrounding areas.  You can depend on our trained professionals to efficiently eradicate termites and keep them away from your home or business.

While termites are commonly known, especially in Australia, as “white ants”, they are for practical purposes unrelated to the ants (although they are prey to some ants, including the acrobat ant). Like ants, and some bees and wasps, termites divide labor among castes, produce overlapping generations and take care of young collectively. Termites mostly feed on dead plant material, generally in the form of wood, leaf litter, soil, or animal dung, and about 10% of the estimated 4,000 species (about 3,106 taxonomically known) are economically significant as pests that can cause serious structural damage to buildings, crops or plantation forests. Termites are major detritivores, particularly in the subtropical and tropical regions, and their recycling of wood and other plant matter is of considerable ecological importance.