Termites

Termites are Dangerous — You Have to Know & React Quickly in Order to Prevent Property Loss!

Termites are great anxiety for homeowners. The discovery of eaten wood areas or mud tubes signals a real headache for most people. Afederal can help-but first we need to be sure that they are really termites that you are seeing. The pictures on this page show you the difference between common flying ants and swarming termites. If you have swarming termites, we need for you to save a sample of the insect.

There are a variety of characteristics that help in telling the difference between them. The swarming variety of each has wings and both may have the same size and coloring. Termites, however, always have wings that are longer than the body, while ant wings are about the same length of the body. Ants have bodies segmented into three parts while termites have a body with no obvious segments.

The Three Main Differences Between Winged Ants & Winged Termites

Winged ants have an elbowed antennae that comes out down from the head and then goes up, creating a shape similar to the W letter. Winged termites have an antennae that comes out diagonally, creating a look similar to horns.

Winged ants have a narrow waist while comparatively the termite’s waist is thick.

Lastly, the front wings of the ant are longer then the back wings, while the termite’s wings are exactly the same in size.

 

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Take Preventative Measures

If you discover Winged Termites in the ground outside near your home it doesn’t mean your home is infested. However it does mean you should investigate your home thoroughly. You should be well prepared for this dangerous pest with solid prevention techniques.

Crawl spaces should be checked as well as any moisture contact or water buildup where termites can feed. Any dead tree branches or anything hanging above the roof should removed. Finally painting exposed wood such as decks or porches can make a difference. If you see wings on the ground or mud tubes call us immediately at 718-663-7512, we are an experienced company with reasonable rates that can help you with your termite needs.

AFEDERAL Exterminating is Qualified to Take Down Termites!

If you see wings on the ground or mud tubes call us immediately at 718-663-7512, we are an experienced company with reasonable rates that can help you with your termite needs.

 

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