Do You Know The Difference Between An Ant And A Termite?

To tell the difference between a winged reproductive termite and a swarming ant, look at the swarmer’s body shape, antennae and length of wings.
Ant Swarmer:
Winged reproductives produce the offspring in the colony and swarm at certain times of the year. Colonies can have both primary reproductives (one king and one queen), and hundreds of secondary reproductives to assist in egg laying and colony growth.
Termite Swarmer:
Straight, beaded antennae, broad waistline, two pairs of wings – equal in size. A “swarm” is a dispersal flight of winged termites to start new colonies.
Ant Swarmer Body:
Elbowed antennae, narrow waist, front wings longer than back wings
Termite Swarmer Body:
Straight antennae, thick waist, both pairs of wings same size
If you are having problems with pests and are concerned you may have a termite problem, contact A1 Exterminators today for a consultation at 1-800-525-4825.

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