Harvester termites can do serious damage to lawns in particular and flower beds because they feed on dead and living plants like grasses, leaves, twigs and seedlings and a single queen can lay up to 25 000 eggs per day. They form subterranean tunnels which in seriously infected areas become interconnected in a large network. You can identify the nests by holes in the ground surrounded by mounds of soil and patchy sections of lawn. Harvester ants are big eaters and large colonies can destroy large areas by consuming tons of plant matter.
There are many creatures that prey on harvester termites including spiders, crickets, frogs and birds.
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Controlling Harvester Termites:
Efekto Garden Ripcord
Efekto Zero Harvester Termite Bait
Makhro Agro Cyper
Makhro Agro Kemprin
Protek Termite Stop
Kombat Garden Insects
Kirchhoff’s Ludwig’s Insect Spray+