Termites vs. Ants
Do You Have a Termite Problem?
Nationwide, subterranean termite damage approaches a billion dollars each year. Protect your home by watching for these signs of termites.
- A temporary swarm of winged insects around your home
- Discarded wings near doors and windows
- Mud tubes in the basement, crawl space, or on exterior/interior walls
- Hollow-sounding wall studs
Is it a Termite or an Ant?
The answer to this question is important to know, because measures for controlling the two pest vary.
Winged termites are usually only 1/8" or so in length and have straight antennae and no "waistline." Their wings are long and of equal length. Ants are often several times larger. They have elbowed antennae and three distinct body segments, with very slim waists. Their front wings are much longer than the back ones. Termites break off their wings; ants do not.
To be sure termites are the problem, call us for a FREE termite inspection