The hot, humid weather tends to bring out flying ants - or are they termites? Their similarities make it tough to tell, so here's a handy guide to help you spot their differences and identify the unwelcome flying guests around your home.
Flying ants antennae are elbowed, while termites' are straight.
Flying ants' wings are longer in the front and shorter in the back.
Termite wings are relatively equal in size.
Flying ants have a narrow, pinched waist with 3 separate body parts.
Termites' waist are broader and less distinct.
Flying ants have long legs.
Termites have shorter legs.
Flying ants can be black, brown, or red.
Termites are typically light brown to dark brown depending on the lumber they are munching on.
It's important to know which flying insect you have as one can cause serious structural damage to your home (Hint: It rhymes with 'mermite').
If you see flying insects, contact Eco Pest today to have our Team properly identify the pest and recommend the specific treatments to eliminate them.