Cooper can remove flying ants from your home
Most of the ants you will encounter in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are wingless. However, you may encounter a swarm of flying ants at different time of the year.
Flying ants have pinched waists and bent antennae and are often mistaken for swarming termites. They have two sets of wings, one larger than the other. Depending on their species, flying ants may swarm at different times of the year. Flying ants may also be confused with termites and the chart below can help homeowners identify whether they are dealing with ants or termites. The significant differences are highlighted below:
- Elbowed antennae
- Two pairs of wings of unequal length
- Thin waist
- Antennae not elbowed
- Two pairs of wings of equal length
- Thick waist
It is crucial to know the difference between termite swarms and winged ants so you can take the necessary termite prevention steps and protect your home from termite infestation. If you are unsure whether you have flying ants or termites, the pest control specialists at Cooper are always here to help.