It’s that time of the year again. Termite swarming season!!!
But is that a swarming termite you see, or is it a swarming ant??? The easiest way to tell the difference is by their wings. You don’t need to look at the wings under a microscope. It’s much easier than that. Do the wings fall off, or stay attached? Swarming termites shed their wings, while swarming ants keep them attached. The antennae on termites are straight, while the antennae on ants have an obvious bend. The waist on a termite is straight, while the waist on an ant is pinched.
Typically, humans can’t see or hear termites that are feeding on their home. Many times it takes a trained inspector to find the initial signs of a termite infestation.
Every year, termites’ around-the-clock eating tankes an estimated $5,000,000,000 bite out of American home and building values. So don’t mess around, leave it to the professionals!