Spring is here and summer is on the way, and so are the termites and carpenter ants! Carpenter Ants and Termites can both cause major damage to your home. How do you identify the difference between Termites and Carpenter Ants?
- A termite has no “waist”–instead, its body is more rectangular, without any narrowing in the center.
- The termite has straight, beaded antennae.
- The termite has four wings that are of equal size and shape. Its wings are also longer than its body.
Identifying Carpenter Ants
- The carpenter ant has a very well-defined narrow, constricted waist.
- The antennae of ants are bent or “elbowed.”
- A carpenter ant has four wings, with the back, hind wings shorter than its front fore wings.