Both Maeterlinck and Marais started out as qualified lawyers rather than as ethologists, so the latter argued that, a year after he had published the first episodes of his work in Die Huisgenoot, Maeterlinck had lifted them to produce his crib, The Life of the White Ant
. Furthermore, as Maeterlinck was originally Belgian, of course he could sneak a reading of the Afrikaans, thanks to Flemish: case closed ...
"We use special drugs to kill the white ants
and we also treat buildings that are not infested to protect them from the insects for a year or two," he added.
, though not technically part of the ant family, can cause just as much structural damage to crops, buildings, plantation and forests.
"When I asked an engineer at the Culture Ministry why this was being enforced, he said window ACs were the reason white ants
were spreading in the area."
He is critical of a purely anthropocentric focus in forestry studies, and attempts to give climate, soil, fire, and other, living agents (foremost white ants
) their due place as shaping factors.
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, April 19, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Often known by the locals as "white ants
" or "anai-anai" in Malaysia for their capability to cause exorbitant damages to your biggest investment.
Sometimes they are referred to as "white ants
" because of their resemblance to ants, and winged ants are often mistaken for winged termites.
The flower is also found hanging from many a doorway in Asia to keep away intruders such as cockroaches, white ants