What Does A Termite Look Like?

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Every spring insects begin to invade our environment. They are a vital part of our eco-system. However, some insects are more destructive than others and need to be dealt with quickly. Termites may be at the top of our list of destructive insects due to their potential to cause structural damage to your property. We are getting hundreds of calls from homeowners asking about our termite removal service. You may see a swarm of insects flying on your property that appears to be ants. Flying ants are often mistaken for termites and termites are often mistaken for ants. There are some key characteristics that differentiate termites from ants that are important to know. Termites have a straight or one-piece body while ants have a narrow waist. The antennae of a termite are straight while the ant’s antennae are bent. If wings are present, the termite’s wings are equal in size, and ants may have different size wings. If you suspect the presence of termites in your home you will need to call a professional exterminator immediately. Ignoring a termite infestation can be economically significant. Metro Pest Control uses several proven termite removal techniques depending on your structure and the type of termite infestation. Call us right away for a free estimate.