What happens if you take half a million termites and set them loose in a tiny, built-to-scale dream house?
No, it’s not the start of a bad joke. It’s the premise behind the Tiny Termite House, a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking study and video production by the National Pest Management Association that revealed the destructive nature of termites like never before. Early in 2018, more than half a million voracious termites were introduced into the soil surrounding a tiny, built-to-scale dream home. A team of researchers began documenting and observing their behaviors and the incredible damage they leave in their wake. The Tiny Termite House is verifiable proof of just how quickly and methodically termites can eat away at a structure if left unchecked, consuming critical support beams while tucked out of sight from the human eye.