Discover the Difference Between Flying Ants and Termites

It is a most wonderful time of year in North Carolina. The cold days of winter have given way to the wonderful, warm days of spring. The air is filled with the music of birds and the smell of flowers. TVs are overflowing with the youthful joy of March Madness. Yes, spring is a beautiful season in our beautiful state!

But not everything is lovely in NC this time of year. Along with all those wonderful things come some less pleasant realities. Allergies drive some of us crazy (yours truly). Yard work is a fact, not a choice. And TERMITES stir back to life, causing trouble for our homes and businesses!

Yes, termites enjoy spring just as much as the rest of us. We can’t have all the fun! Unwatched and unchecked, termites can make this a terrible time of year for a property owner. But it doesn’t have to be that way! A little knowledge and the willingness to call the pros for help can keep the termite threat from becoming a bigger problem than necessary. And who knows? You might not be able to tell the difference between flying ants and termites, so may not even have termites at all.

The accompanying video serves as an excellent primer on how to tell the difference between flying ants and termites. A point of confusion that we often see with clients is them not knowing whether they have witnessed flying ants or termites on their property. They most definitely look similar to the untrained eye. But by educating yourself through watching a short video, you can take a little more control over the well being of your home by being able to tell the difference between flying ants and termites. Besides, knowledge is Good!

If you still have questions, concerns or worries–a reasonable thing since you are most likely not trained and experienced in telling the difference between flying ants and termites–you should know that the pros at Carolina Pest are here to help you decide whether you need ant control or termite control. That’s why they call us pest professionals! So if you are concerned about what insects you have buzzing around your family’s home or your business and you want to be certain of the situation, never hesitate to call. We are here to help you and your family!

A little knowledge can do a world of good, and it never hurts to contact us for help.

By Carolina Pest

Carolina Pest Management has been handling the pest control needs of residents in Charlotte and its surrounding areas since 1939. We are one of the oldest and most experienced pest control companies in Charlotte. For four generations, our family-owned business has seen many changes in pest control, and we have been part of the effort to...