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Termites primarily feed on wooden substances. As the wood contains cellulose and the termites cannot digest them, they take the help of bacteria called "Trichonympha". This bacterium assists in digestion of cellulose in termites. This type of relation between the bacterum and the termites is called as Symbiosis. This is a type of relation in which both of the participating organisms get mutually benefited. In this context termites get their food digested and the bacteria receive food and shelter in the gut of termites.
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What is a termite?

a type of insect which can be a pest to wooden houses as it eats them up.

Why do you get termites?

Subterranean termites live in colonies underground. The workers travel up top side to find wood cellulose to feed the colony.Termites are blind and don't know what wood to eat

Why do you need bacteria?

Some bacteria synthesize vitamins that your body cannot. A non-pathogenic strain of E. coli, for example, synthesizes vitamin K, used in clotting. Bacteria help properly diges

Do you really need a termite inspection on a home before buying?

No you don't REALLY need one but its best since you really don't want to wake up with termites all over you!!! the thing is its a new house and you really don't know TONS abou

What do you do with termites?

The best thing to do would be to get rid of them, unless you don't mind them eating your wood and possibly making your house collapse. Call Terminix and ask them about their