WHILE THEY CAN BE PESTS TO HOMEOWNERS, TERMITES ARE ACTUALLY BENEFICIAL INSECTS, ECOLOGICALLY SPEAKING.
Termites are actually important decomposers.
Termites break down tough plant fibers, recycling dead and decaying trees into new soil. These hungry insects are vital to the health of our forests. As they tunnel, termites also aerate and improve the soil. It just so happens that we build our homes from termite food—wood.