Pest World for Kids: Will They Eat It? Towels

The phrase “you are what you eat” really rings true for termites. After chewing through dyed cotton towels, they absorbed the dye color, turning blue and red!

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 WillTheyEatIt.PestWorld.org.


Science Topics
Zoology
Animals
Termites
K-6
1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

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