Termites play a vital role in our ecosystem. They maintain nature's balance by breaking down dead wood and other plant material. There are nearly 50 known termite species in North America and more than 2,600 worldwide.
With Halloween just around the corner, its time for larger-than-life creepy, crawly creatures skittering across lawns, lurking in dark alleyways and dropping out of nowhere to frighten their hapless victims.
South Florida is home to many different termite species, including two invasive subterranean species, Asian and Formosan termites. In the continental US, these two aggressive termite species overlap only in South Florida.