Kill the Termite Queen. Kill her colony. For good. No Queen. No colony. No problem.
To develop the Sentricon® System, we had to first understand the Termite Queen and the structure of her colony. Some of the most interesting things we discovered were:
- The Termite Queen is the largest member of the colony ─ she can grow up to an inch or longer.
- Besides being the biggest termite in the colony, the Termite Queen can live a decade or more.
- When mature, she may produce an egg, on average, every 15 seconds throughout her life cycle.
- Worker and soldier termites are blind. The Queen, and other reproductives, are able to see.
- She is initially the only egg-laying individual in the colony.
- The Queen sports a distended abdomen that moves up and down as a result of constant egg laying.