What do Termites Look Like

 How to Identify Termites and Look for Evidence

1. Evidences of Damage

 

There are several things you need to look for before determining if you have a Termite Infestation:

 

1. Is it termite damage? What other evidence can I find?

2. Is it water damage or wood rot?

3. Could it be carpenter ant damage?

4. Or maybe wood boring beetles?

 

 

Termite Damage
Drywood Termite Damage, evidence of infestation.
Termite droppings
Termite Droppings or frass is another evidence of infestation
Precence of Wings
Wings found near window sills could indicate a termite infestation
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2. Evidence Of Flying Insects

 

During the warmer months of the year the first signs that you'll notice of a termite infestation will be flying insects during swarming season. During swarming season there will be evidence found of dead flying insects and their wings. This is mating season for termites and at the same time they are looking to create new termite colonies. At this point termites can be confused with carpenter ants.They both grow wings during swarming seasons.

 

 

3. Distinguish Between Termites vs. Ants

 

Damage from termites can be confused with damage created by carpenter ants. Here are a few differences that can help you identify a termite vs. an ant:

 

  1. Termites build nests towering towards the sky, whereas the ants build nests either under the ground or in the leaves.

  2. Termite droppings are like little wood pellets the size of a pin heads uniform in shape and size.  The dropping can be found on floor surfaces or window sills.  The color of the termite dropping depends on the type of wood they built their colony in, ranging from light brown to dark brown.

  3. The termites have wide bodies and short legs when compared to ants that have small bodies and long legs.

  4. Unlike the ants, the termites do not have eyes.

  5. Termites have soft bodies, without the hard exoskeleton that is visible in ants.

  6. The termite kings and queens have straight beaded antennae, broad waist, two wing pairs (of same size),

  7. Narrow veins in the wings and short legs. When looking at the Ant king and queen, they have elbowed antennae, two wing sets (rear wings smaller then front wings), narrow waist and long legs.

  8. When compared to termites, ants are more agile.

  9. Finally termite bodies have two segments vs. ant bodies which have three segments.

Termites Vs. Ants
Take a good look at the body parts to find the main differences between termites and ants
Florida Drywood Termite
Although from the same species, termites that belong to different castes can look very different
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We offer a cost effective, environmentally friendly termite treatment that can prevent and exterminate termites from your existing home or office without evacuating. This innovative treatment can be used in single-family homes, multi-unit buildings (individual units or entire communities), and commercial properties safely and effectively without disturbing daily activities. Non-Tenting Drywood Termite Treatments are not only an alternative to tenting, but also an affordable one. You will be able to save on hotel, save your landscape and save your peace of mind, Orange Pest Control's non-tenting termite treatment is effective while remaining people, pet, and environment friendly without breaking your budget. Identifying flying insects in your home is important during the warmer months of the year; as these could end up being termites. Little wood pellets the size of a pin heads on floor surfaces or window sills are another sign of termites’ infestation. Ant carpenter damage may also be confused with termites. Call us today for a free termite inspection as a precaution, our knowledgeable technicians will be able to identify termites on the spot.

 

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