Termites

Ants vs. Termites

While they may look similar at first glance, there are several quick ways to differentiate between a termite and an ant. Being able to tell the difference between flying ants and termites can end up saving you a lot of money and aggravation. Click here to see the difference!

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KING TERMITE

(Eastern Subterranean Termite)

Termites do more damage every year in the US than storms and tornadoes combined. According to the US Department of Agriculture, termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes, schools and businesses every year. Although several species occur in our area, the main termite in the northeastern U.S. is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. They are small white-to-tan insects that feed on wood or similar material. As their name suggests, Subterranean termites construct nests in the soil. A colony of Subterranean termites will build shelter tubes made of mud and saliva that form tunnels to their food sources.

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PRIMARY QUEEN TERMITE

(Eastern Subterranean Termite)

Termites do more damage every year in the US than storms and tornadoes combined. According to the US Department of Agriculture, termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes, schools and businesses every year. Although several species occur in our area, the main termite in the northeastern U.S. is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. They are small white-to-tan insects that feed on wood or similar material. As their name suggests, Subterranean termites construct nests in the soil. A colony of Subterranean termites will build shelter tubes made of mud and saliva that form tunnels to their food sources.

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Winged Adult Termite

(AKA alates or primary reproductives)

Winged termites are usually the first sign of an active colony that a home or business owner will notice. Termites are social insects with distinct individuals performing specific tasks within the colony. Worker termites gather all the provision for the colony and cause damage to structures. Soldier and reproductive termites (responsible for colony defense and expansion respectively) are so specialized that they cannot even feed themselves and must be attended to by the workers. Each spring swarming termites cause panic among homeowners. The first question to ask is are these termites or flying ants. Termite swarmers have several characteristics that distinguish them from ants. They are 3/8-in. (body and wings) long, dark colored with straight antennae and two pair of equal length wings (termites belong to the insect order Isoptera which means equal wings). Ant swarmers size vary by species, have three distinct body regions, (termites appear to only have two) elbowed antennae and two pair of unequal wings. If you have swarming insects or find small piles of wings in your home during the spring and are unsure what they are, please save them and contact us.

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Worker Termite

(Eastern Subterranean Termite)

Termites do more damage every year in the US than storms and tornadoes combined. According to the US Department of Agriculture, termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes, schools and businesses every year. Although several species occur in our area, the main termite in the northeastern U.S. is the Eastern Subterranean Termite. They are small white-to-tan insects that feed on wood or similar material. As their name suggests, Subterranean termites construct nests in the soil. A colony of Subterranean termites will build shelter tubes made of mud and saliva that form tunnels to their food sources.

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