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Ants or Termites: Know the difference

Posted on Mar 9, 2011

have a typical ant body, three distinct sections, which we just simply say "pinched" waist.  The termite appears to have one long section, "thick" waist.  Of course all insects feature the head, thorax, and abdomen, but they are much less defined in a termite.  If you look closely at the antennae, you will notice that the ant has a longer "bent" antennae and the termite's is short and strait.  There is also a small difference in the legs of the two, which the ants are much longer than the termites, but the other differences are much easier to use to distinguish the two.

You're now informed and you can now tell the difference between the flying ant and the flying termite.  For the most part, ants are not an immediate threat, but if they are indeed termites you may be facing a much bigger and more expensive problem.  I strongly urge you to call an professional and get it inspected.  You have nothing to lose.  I'm not at liberty to say that any pest control companies give free inspections, but I can tell you that WE DO!


Visit our facebook page for an actual picture of the differences between the two.  I have labeled the pictures for easy identification. www.facebook.com/extermco

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