Termites vs. Ants

How to Tell Termites from Ants:

  • Ants swarm throughout the year depending upon the species.
  • The body of an ant will vary in size depending on the species.ant-termite2-300x236
  • Ants have four wings; two smaller and two larger and a pinched waist.
  • Ants have elbowed antennae and are good flyers.


  • Termites swarm at very limited times of the year.
  • The body of the termite swarmer is about 3/8 inches long.
  • Termites have four wings of equal size.
  • Termites have a straight waist as well as straight antennae.
  • Termites are clumsy fliers.
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