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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.
White ants, 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 or termites.