Are you wondering if you’ve found termites, flying ants or carpenter ants? PESTOUT answers, “What do termites look like?” and then we get rid of them for you.
Fill out the contact form or call for a free termite inspection. When you need termites gone, we provide an advanced termite treatment, which combines the benefits of traditional liquid application with the new technology of bait. Do you have ants instead? Click here for ant treatments. (757) 814-2923
Identifying features of termites vs flying ants:
- Wings are equal in size
- Straight antennae
- Thicker waist
If you find winged termites in your home, it could be a sign of an infestation. Call PESTOUT (757) 814-2923 for an expert to inspect your home or property for free.
Winged carpenter ants can often be confused for termites.
Reproducing carpenter ants have wings so they can fly away from the nest and breed. Flying ants have the following differences in features to termites:
- Large wings and a second pair of small wings
- Slender waists
- Bent antennae
Carpenter ants do not eat wood like termites, but they do hollow out wood for their extensive nests and can still damage your property. If you see winged ants swarm, you could have an infestation.
If you suspect you have a carpenter ant problem, give us a call at (757) 814-2923 and we’ll come out for a free inspection.
Why am I seeing winged termites or ants?
Most termites and ants do not have wings. Winged termites or ants are called swarmers and their purpose is to find a place to start a new colony and reproduce. When you see swarmers, it is often an indication of an infestation.
PESTOUT treats termite and ant infestations.
When you have an infestation, you want experienced professionals with the latest pest control technology to treat your home or property. PESTOUT is locally owned and operated, serving the Hampton Roads Virginia region. Click here to learn about our advanced termite treatments.