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Although Flying Ants are not a wood boring insect, we would like to discuss this pest next because it is all too often mistaken for having a Termite infestation. This especially happens during the termite swarming season. There are some differences in appearance between the two insects that we would like to bring to your attention. Ants have a thin waist while the termite's thorax and abdomen are broadly connected. The front pair of wings on ants is larger than the hind pair, while the four wings of termites are approximately the same size and shape. Termite wings have many veins and may be milky-colored. Ant wings have few veins and are usually clear.
Flying ants will try to enter your home or business for a variety of reasons. If it is cold outside the ants will come in to either make a nest or start new colonies within your home or business. They may also be looking for food.
The key to prevention is to minimize moisture around the structure, provide a barrier that will either halt activity or make it visible, and by maintaining a separation of any wood from grade, the natural habitat of the termite. Chemical soil treatments and termite baits are effective treatments that we use in order to provide long term protection from damage to structures. All Bugs Aside Termite & Pest Control will provide a thorough inspection to locate and control Termites in you home or business.