Pest World for Kids: Will They Eat It? Shoe

Watch as 100,000 termites devour a canvas shoe, racing through the sneaker. If you suspect or spot a termite infestation in your home, run for help!

Termites are known for their wood-based eating habits, but what happens when they encounter everyday items like a dictionary, shoe, or even a hamburger? We placed household objects including these and others into a tank of 100,000 hungry termites to find out…”Will They Eat It?”

Join Dr. Michael Bentley in this six-part episode series to watch the drama unfold and see what these hungry insects are capable of chewing through. For more information, visit

Science Topics
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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