Ants Vs. Termites

 
Is it a termite or an ant?
On the off chance you do see them, remember that it’s easy to confuse termites with ants. Fortunately, there are features that distinguish them.
 



 
Termites
 
Ants
  • thick waists 
  • narrow waists
 
  • straight antennae
  • bent antennae
 
  • two sets of wings (same size)  
  • two sets of wings (one set longer than the other)

 

 
 
 

 

Termite Nest Under a House
 
 
Treatment Methods/Chemical Choices:
 
  • Conventional soil treatment -- subterranean termites
  • Borates -- dry wood termites and wood-destroying beetles
  • Baiting -- subterranean termites
  • Fumigations -- wood-destroying beetles and dry wood termites
  • Natural orange oil -- dry wood termites