While both species have four wings, the termite wings are all the same size and the ant wings have noticeably larger wings in the front as compared to the hind pair. Ant wings do not break off easily. Termite wings break off easily, with just a touch. You may see the broken wings from the swarming termites in a area they have been crawling.
Termites have straight antennae, the ants antennae are elbowed.
Termite wings are twice as long as the body.
Ants have 3 distinct body segments, which gives them a thin-waisted appearance. Termites have a broad-waisted appearance. Termite waists are not narrow. Termite bodies are straight-sided with no constriction.
Termites are a big pest problem in Texas. In fact, the DFW area is one of the most heavily populated termite areas in the United States. Termites eat materials that contain cellulose, so they can eat paper off of sheetrock or even the studs in a wall. We offer a variety of termite control options from termiticides, liquids, and foams, to special baits that target termites. Baits are more earth friendly since they only target the termites. Termiticides work faster and are a great tool for treating termites. Since we use both products, we can tailor your treatment to your specific needs. We provide free estimates, so call us @ 972 423 4764 and we will send a Termite Specialist to assist you.