Termites vs Ants

How do I tell termites from ants?

It is often difficult to determine the difference between termites and ants, however,

  • Ants generally do not swarm at the same time as termites, although it can happen.
  • Termites have a thick waist and ants have a narrow waist.
  • Termites have straight antennae and ants have elbowed antennae.
  • Termites have two pair of wings (front and back) that are of almost equal length.
  • Ants also have four wings, but the fore wings are much larger than the hind wings.