Open Access Mini Review

The Untapped Mystery and Potentials in Termites

Beck Arebamen Akhiwu1* and Jinming Ray Williams2

1Department of Plant Pathology, Nematology and Entomology, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

2Professor and Graduate Program Director, Insect Ecology and Plant-Insect Interactions, Appalachian State University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: August 07, 2020;  Published Date: August 14, 2020


This review is aimed at reawakening entomologists and researchers in exploring numerous beneficial potentials in termites rather than just focusing on the destructive nature of termites. Termites are one of the most hated insects in the world because of their destructive nature. Several heavy inorganic chemicals, such as organochlorine (cyclodiene) insecticides, have been developed for termites control. This review indicates some of the benefits, such as medicinal, food, intellectual, spiritual and beautiful scenery architectural works of termites. This review shows that termites could be rear for positive economic values. The economic importance of termites is not yet well explored.

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