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Do Termites Only Eat Wood?

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 fibers (your t-shirt, for example), paper products and, of course, wood.