Termites

Do You have Termites ?

Termites are very secretive pests, often living undetected in hollow doors and wall voids for years. The first clue to a termite problem may be small insects, termite swarmers flying near your windows.


Termite Identification

Termites are very secretive pests, often living undetected in hollow doors and wall voids for years. The first clue to a termite problem may be small insects, termite swarmers flying near your windows. Termite swarmers can look like flying ants, and they are often confused. Ants can look similar to termites, especially as their winged mating cycles are usually during the springtime, the same as termites.

Winged ants are strong flyers and they don't shed their wings, whereas termite swarmers fly only a little and they shed their wings quickly. You can be fairly certain you have identified termites if you have found discarded wings around window sills or doorways. There are some important differences in body shape of ants and termites, and this image should help you identify termites or winged ants:

Termite swarmer’s are about ¼ inch long – about the same size as a pencil eraser. The swarmer’s cause no damage but are one sign of a more serious termite problem – a hidden colony of white, soft-bodied termite workers who consume wood. It’s important to get proper termite identification as early as possible, as the longer they’re hidden in your home the more damage they will do. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you have termites because they prefer to live hidden away.

Have you spotted termites in your home or workplace? As these insects are highly destructive you should get professional advice.

Termites Or Ants?