The earliest humans lived four and a half million years ago, while the earliest dinosaurs lived about 230 million years ago. Meanwhile, the earliest termites are estimated to have lived 250 million years ago.
Termites release gas as they break down the wood they eat, and in their waste and decomposition. Scientists say that termites release as much as 150 million tons of methane gas every year, which contributes to air pollution that can affect climate change. Not only are the vast quantities of termites bad for your home, but they are bad for the planet.