Learn the dangerous difference between ants and termites!

Ant

Ant

Termite

Termite

Ants

Ants have an elbowed antennae, a narrow waist and both pairs of wings are different sizes.

Termites

Termites have straight antennae, a thick waist and both pairs of wings are the same size.

Learn about the differences between ants and termites, so you can treat the right pest. Termites are much more dangerous to your home and need to be treated immediately before causing a lot of damage. If you need a pest control professional for termite or ant treatment, call 800-525-4825 or for Cape Cod 800-499-5866 for your FREE estimate today! For a location in the MA & NH areas near you, click here.

These are termites

Termite WorkerWorker
Actual size 1/4-inch. Remains hidden inside wood or earth. Resembles a grayish-white ant—except subterranean termite has thick waist and straight antennae. His job is to feed colony; to do this he travels between the ground and wood through mud tubes.
Termite SoldierSoldier
Actual size 5/16-inch. Remains hidden inside wood or earth. Resembles worker, except for longer armored head, with large jaws to ward off enemies. His job is to defend the colony, mainly against ants.
Termite QueenQueen
Actual size 1/2-inch. Young queens swarm to form new colonies. Brownish or black, with a thick waist and 2 pairs of wings equal in length. Her only duty is to lay eggs.
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Call A1 at 1-800-525-4825 (1-800-499-5866 for Cape Cod) for termite control in MA & NH that is effective and safe for the environment!

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