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.
Sentricon Termite System

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Humid weather may not make for a great hair day, but it’s the perfect environment for pests like cockroaches, mosquitoes and termites to thrive. Be sure you’re properly protecting your home from these pests.

 

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Real-Life Example of Termite Damage

Has the thought of protecting your home from termites ever crossed your mind? Given we’re in the heart of termite season, knowing how to spot an infestation is a must! Check out real-life examples of termites damaging wood.

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Bug Tip Tuesday | Ant Repellent

Ants do not like the smell of vinegar, so it’s a natural ant repellent. Spray vinegar at their point of entry and they’ll stop coming into your home.

Just like vinegar, ants hate the smell of mint. Lay mint tea bags at the ant’s point of entry to your home and they’ll stay outside too.

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Do You Have A Termite Story

The spring and summer seasons are synonymous with increased termite activity across the U.S. Have you ever had a termite infestation? Comment with the story of how you first realized you were faced with termite troubles.We would love to hear your story!

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Things You Didn’t Know About Lightning Bugs

Running around the backyard on warm summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the night with their magical glow. But, what actually makes them flash? Read on to learn about the science behind this dazzling summer bug. You…

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Bug Tip Tuesday | How to Repel Garden Pests with Irish Spring Soap

How to repel garden pests with Irish Spring Soap.

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Basically you can just start grating. This stuff is really soft and takes little to no energy to grate it.

The amount you grate will depend on how much space you wish to cover. You will find that this is a reasonably priced soap, so if you have…

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