Nasu­titermes corniger

Of the thousands of termite species that live around the globe, only 10 species are known to be pests. Mostly they are beneficial to not only the environment around them, helping to clear the way for new growth via their insatiable need to consume cellulose, but they are also a critical food source to their many predators.

Many Predators

Believe it or not, one predator of the termite is humans. While we are known to want to kill them off – especially when they invade our homes and business – some cultures actually eat termites. Other mammals that prey on the termite are: Genets and civets (members of the cat family), mongooses, bats, numbats, moles and shrews. Primates often construct tools to be able to extract termites from the ground. Other predators include aardvarks, lizards, frogs, and snakes, flies, and wasps, and spiders. Birds also can make a meal out of a termite – flying termites that are in the process of swarming, are often snatched up by sparrows, swallows, swifts, starlings and weavers.


Ants, believe it or not, are also a natural predator to the termite. This is because both ants and termites have colonies that require large amounts of land. Because of this, these two pests will clash as they fight over turf.

Termite Control

Though termites play a beneficial role in the world, they do not play a beneficial role to your house. So unless you have an anteater around, chances are a termite control professional will be the best method to control your termite infestation. They’ll be able to advise you on what type of termite you are dealing with, as well as what method will work to successfully control your termite situation.


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Arizona Termite Control

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2040 S Alma School Road 
Suite 1
Chandler AZ 85286
(480) 582-1219
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