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Termites are related to cockroaches and are now classified in the same order as cockroaches, Blattodea. (Until recently, termites were placed in a separate order, Isoptera.) Like cockroaches, termites have a gradual life cycle, meaning they have three stages of development: egg, nymph, and adult. Developing termites do not have an inactive pupal or resting stage like bees, butterflies, or other insects that have a complete life cycle. Call 901 Pest Control, your hometown experts, for pest identification and a free estimate.

Read more about termite biology on the Mississippi State University Extension website.