How to Distinguish Between Termites and Ants

  • Ants and termites both have two pairs of wings, however the front pair of ant wings are longer than the back pair. Termites have equal length wings.
  • Termites have straight antennae, ants antennae are elbowed.
  • Termite bodies are shaped like a torpedo, ants are shaped like an hour glass.
  • Termites do not sting or bite, ants can and do, so be careful.