DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TERMITES AND ANTS
How can I tell the difference between termite and ants?
This can be a very troublesome question. Some flying winged ants can resemble winged-swarming termites. Here are some ways to identify them.
- While both species have four wings, termite wings are all the same size. Ant wings have noticeably larger wings in the front as compared to the hind pair.
- Termites have almost-straight antennae; ants’ antennae are elbowed.
- Termite wings are twice as long as the body.
- Ants appear distinctly segmented because of their thin-waisted appearance. Termites have a broad-waisted appearance.
- Carpenter ants can be much larger, up to 1 inch long.
What to do?
Once you’ve identified your winged visitors, what is the next step?
Because each case is different we recommend having an expert visit your home to assess the situation and make the appropriate recommendations. There truly is no one-size-fits-all solution, and there are generally several factors to consider.
Removing the invaders is only part of the solution. We also want to ensure they never return and that any damage they have caused is completely repaired. Our recommendations may include structural modifications, alterations to the surrounding environment, sanitation changes, and the use of state-of-the-art materials to eliminate and prevent the return of ants or termites inside the home.
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