Take a gander at this blog gem over on Yahoo! News: "These termites turn into living bombs to defend against attackers."
Living. Bombs. That's toxic chemical bombs, by the way.
Suddenly wood damage isn't looking so bad, eh? (Kidding.)
If you're in the mood for some more gross-out material, you might want to check out "6 household pests you don't want to know" -- spoiler alert: the termite is one of them -- complete with big disgusting photos and one adorable one.