Flying Ants vs. Termites - Accel Pest & Termite Control

Flying Ants vs. Termites

11 Jun 2023 in Ants, Termites
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Flying ants vs termites info-graphic by Accel Pest Control

Termite and flying ants look very similar, but pest control solutions for these two pests are very different. How can you tell which insect you’re dealing with?

  • All four termite wings are the same size, but flying ants have four wings that are not uniform in size or shape.
  • Termites’ have smaller bodies than flying ants. A termite’s wings are twice as long as their body, but ant wings are smaller and more proportional to their bodies.
  • Termites have straight antennae, ants have elbowed (or bent) antennae.
  • Termites appear to be one size all the way through—ants have a segmented body with a thin waist.