Thursday, May 19th, 2011
by Alex Czartoryski
Super Termites Feast on Motorboat
A classic motorboat has been attacked by a vicious strain of termites
Source: Motorboats Monthly
Super termites have been found eating a 60ft motorboat in a Florida boatyard. Several
nests were found aboard the wooden fishing boat while it lay ashore for refit at
the yard in St Augustine.
Pest control experts called to evict the creatures were shocked to find that they
were dealing with Formosan super termites capable of devouring a 2ft by 4ft piece
of wood in just three weeks. "They started rattling their heads, sounded like Rice
Krispies," said Mike Smith. "As soon as we started taking a nest
out they started attacking us."
Formosan super termites swarm in colonies numbering up to seven million, and one
termite queen can lay 2000 eggs a day, creating a full-scale colony in just three