Ants vs. Termites

Do I have ants or termites? This can be a very troublesome question. Some of the flying winged ants can resemble the winged-swarming termite.

The swarming of small, dark insects near or inside a building may worry people who believe their home is infested by termites.

Here are a few of the key differences between them:

Ants vs. Termites
Ants Termites
4 wings 4 wings
Segmented body Non-segmented body
Elbowed antennae Straight antennae
Wings do not break off easily Wings break off easily
Front wings larger Wings all same size
Wing veins visible Wing veins not visible
Wings twice as long as body