Identifying Termite Vs Ants

Termites are also known as white ants.  The main difference between termites and ants is the body parts. Termites have two parts to the body, a broad waist, the antennas are straight, both wings are the same size, Ant have three parts to their body a narrow waist, antennas are L shaped, have two sets of wings one smaller than the other. Termites are slower moving where ants are fast moving. Other  standout features include:
  • Termites do not have eyes, Ants have eyes.
  • Termites have a soft body, Ants have hard bodies.
  • Termites have short legs where ants have long legs.
  • Termites build nest above ground, most familiar form of termite nest is a termite mound, and Ants build nests underground.
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Termites have also been referred to as white ants.

The main difference between termites and ants is the body parts and shape.

Termites have two parts to the body, a broad waist, the antennas are straight, both wings are the same size, Ant have three parts to their body a narrow waist, antennas are L shaped, have two sets of wings one smaller than the other.

Termites are slower moving where ants are fast moving

Termites do not have eyes, Ants have eyes

Termites have a soft body, Ants have hard bodies

Termites have short legs where ants have long legs

Termite Nests are found in trees, in soil mounds or underground. There are many nest types and many species will build more than one type of nest: Ant often build their nest underground in cracks of pavement, within lawns, and around the slab or foundation of your home

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