Termites may be tiny insects but they are highly efficient.
If their timber food source is too far from their nest, they will organise mid-points, equivalent to the golfers’ half-way house. These reduce their travelling time and conserve energy.
Graham Hellier, managing director of Rapid Solutions in Australia, in a recent meeting with Aardwolf Pestkare, explained that this is because researchers now believe that the worker termites stay focussed in their duties and do not multi-task. Those who specialise in food and water gathering will want to do it in the best possible manner. His 30 years experience with termites supports this observation.