Flying Ants Vs Termites

  

Flying Ants Vs Termites

There are a lot of similarities and differences between termites and flying ants, and hence they can be confused for each other. Besides being visually similar, their behavioral patterns are alike too. Both the species have swarming behavior by which they see new colonies or homes being established because of denizens of one colony flying out to mate with the opposite species of another colony. Termites and flying ants also have a social strata system which sees the colony being divided into a queen, worker insects and soldiers. The queen is the reproductive insect. More...

Cost Of Termite Removal

Cost Of Termite Removal

Exterminating termites is a necessity because of the extensive damage they can cause to superstructures of the house. The costs involved will vary depending mainly on the size of the house and the degree of infestation. Termites are one of the peskiest insects one can find in buildings. They are also not restricted to eating wood alone. Since termites eat cellulose this means that they can wood and paper, books, even pool filters and shrubs. Especially in damp and warmer climes, termites are even more active. More...

What Do Termites Look Like ?

What Do Termites Look Like ?

Termites look like quite a few other insects and to the untrained eye; there can be a lot of confusion in terms of trying to identify them. One of the most common mistakes to make is to think that a termite is a flying insect. One of the easiest ways to distinguish between the two is to look at their body structure. Flying ants have 3 distinct segments to their body and their wings (two sets like the termites) are of unequal length. Flying ants will also show off some curves at the two connecting areas between their three segments. Also their antennas are bent. More...

When To Treat For Termites ?

When To Treat For Termites ?

Immediately on spotting them is easiest answer for that question and looking for termites can be done by anyone at home and with a bit of scrupulous examination, one can ascertain the need and extent of extermination treatments.

Termites are painfully common and there are several types of termites. The most commonly found species is the subterranean termites. Dry wood termites infest wood. Formosan termites are found more commonly in Asia but have made their homes in southern parts of the US as well. Flying termites are the stage that termites move into when they are in reproductive age. More often these forms of termites are spotted in homes and buildings. More...

Do Termites Fly ?

Do Termites Fly ?

Yes, they can and in fact the winged variety of termites is most commonly spotted. The termites enter the winged form when they are ready to mate and fly from one colony to another. The winged form is also known as the alate form. These wings fall off when they have found a new colony to settle in and the termite’s body is left with small stubs instead of full blown wings. These flying termites are known as reproductives or even swarmers since their numbers are made up of the reproductively capable queens and kings which are flying out to establish new territories for themselves. More...

 

 

 

 
   
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