Termites may eat wood, but what they are really after is the cellulose that the wood is made of. Cellulose is the most abundant organic compound on Earth and is the main component in the cell walls of plants.Termites feed on many of these materials to get the cellulose they need: plants, plant byproducts, cotton
Yes, some termites that do fly are known as “swarmers”. Termite swarmers closely resemble winged ants. Their swarms occur when established colonies produce winged male and female termites in order to reproduce. Termites seen flying in a home are indicative of a mature colony.