Termites have been around since the time of the dinosaurs! Termite colonies eat non-stop, 24 hours a day, seven days a week! Termites have wings that they shed once they have found a good place to build a nest. Termites cause up to $2 billion in damage per year!. All Termites are social insects and raise their young as a group. The total weight of all of the termites in the world is more than the weight of all the humans in the world.