Know Thy Neighbor

termite_worker2 - Pest Control - A1 ExterminatorsMany ask about what a termite looks like vs what a flying ant looks like.  Here are a few differences in the two:

There are 3 easy ways to tell flying ants and termites apart:

Wing size
Termite wings are all equal in length and extend well past the abdomen. Ants have wings which are unequal in length and generally end at the tip of the abdomen.

Antennae shape
Antennae on termites are straight and bead-like, but on ants they are elbowed.

Waist size
Ants have a pinched waist, but termites have no constriction in the body and are more streamlined.

If you do believe you have a termite swarm on your property, contact A1 Exterminators to rectify the situation.

Termite swarms occur when a termite colony has grown so large that they send out new reproductive termites to start new colonies. The swarmers can come out during the day or night depending on their species. Subterranean termites generally swarm during the day and have more individuals than other types of termites in different parts of the U.S.
It’s important to contact a professional when you see signs of swarmers since that will be evidence of a termite infestation, and that means you have a real issue on your hands.  Contact A1 Exterminators to come out to do a free consultation and discuss the best treatment for your property.
Tagged with: , , , , ,