Termites and ants are among the most common pest problems in homes and businesses. Although they look similar, there are several significant differences between termite swarmers and winged ants.
To start, termite swarmers are often lighter in color than winged ants, typically ranging from white to light brown or gray. They are also typically much smaller than winged ants, with bodies that measure around 1/2 inch in length.
Termite swarmers have two pairs of equal–length wings that are longer than their bodies and have the same shape and color. Winged ants, on the other hand, have two pairs of wings that are different in size, shape, and color. The front wings are longer and darker than the back wings.
In terms of behavior, swarming termites fly in large, dense clusters and often flutter erratically in a zigzag pattern. Winged ants, however, fly in smaller, more scattered groups and tend to fly in a straight line.
Finally, an important difference between the two is that termite swarmers are capable of reproducing, while winged ants are not. In fact, winged ants are the reproductive offspring of winged ants that have already mated.
Inspecting to confirm if your home has a Termite infestation after finding Swarming Termites
D & D Pest Control Co can help inspect and treat for termites by conducting a thorough visual inspection of the property and conducting a termite baiting program. This includes placing bait stations around the perimeter of the home or business to attract termites and monitor their activity. If termites are found, they will be treated with an appropriate insecticide to eliminate the infestation.
In addition to treating the current infestation, D & D Pest Control Co can provide preventive services to help protect the property from future infestations. This includes inspecting and treating any potential entry points, such as cracks and crevices, and providing ongoing monitoring services to ensure that the property remains free of termites.