Termites vs. Ants

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Termites and Ants?

This can be a very troublesome question. Some flying winged ants can resemble winged-swarming termites. Here are some ways to identify them.

  1. While both species have four wings, termite wings are all the same size. Ant wings have noticeably larger wings in the front as compared to the hind pair.
  2. Termites have almost-straight antennae; ants’ antennae are elbowed.
  3. Termite wings are twice as long as the body.
  4. Ants appear distinctly segmented because of their thin-waisted appearance. Termites have a broad-waisted appearance.
  5. Carpenter ants can be much larger, up to 1 inch long.

What to Do?

Once you’ve identified your winged visitors, what is the next step?

Because each case is different we recommend having an expert visit your home to assess the situation and make the appropriate recommendations. There truly is no one-size-fits-all solution, and there are generally several factors to consider.

Removing the invaders is only part of the solution. We also want to ensure they never return and that any damage they have caused is completely repaired. Our recommendations may include structural modifications, alterations to the surrounding environment, sanitation changes, and the use of state-of-the-art materials to eliminate and prevent the return of ants or termites inside the home.

Click below to find out how we can help starting today. 

Contact us

Request Your Free Quote

Call (800) 264-4611 or fill out the form below to request your free inspection.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Mike IS wonderful. He will come out multiple times in the same week if needed. My daughter got married last may, and we had the rehearsal dinner (for 50) at our house. Two weeks before the dinner, ants showed up in the kitchen. Mike kept coming out till they were all gone. He was a lifesaver.

– Kristopher Lemaster
Review us on Google

They always let me know when they were coming, always professional. If I ever seen a bug in house they came immediately and resprayed. One happened once in three years. Always polite, punctual and professional. Wouldn’t have any other bug company! I also love the fact I have the same person every time come out. So me or wife know them by name and it’s great all the way around.

– Brian Bennett
Review us on Facebook

The agent was very professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. I would definitely use this company’s service again.

– Cameron Christian
Review us on Google
GPCA – long1
QP – long1
NPMA – long1
EPA – long1
TPCA – long1
BOGA – long1