Winged TermiteAll termites have a “thick waist” where their abdomen is joined to their middle body region (thorax); but all ants have a “pinched-in-waist” at that point. All termites have antennae that look like a “string of beads;” but all ants have “elbowed” antennae.

Winged AntTermite swarmers have two pairs of long narrow, wings with very few clearly visible veins, and both the front and back pair are nearly equal in size and length. Winged ants have two pairs of wings with several distinct cross veins, shaped like long triangles, and the back pair is much shorter than the front pair.

If you’re not sure whether you have winged ants of termites, contact BPC Pest Control.