What Do Termites Look Like?

Many homeowners do not even know what termites look like.
Some people call them white ants or flying ants and although they look similar to ants, termites are quite different.

Here are some pictures of what you may find when you are looking for termites.

termite swarmers

termites

swarming termites

difference between swarming ants and swarming termites

termite damage

termite damage

drywood termite damage

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6 Responses to What Do Termites Look Like?

  1. Emily says:

    The way you get rid of termites actually depends on what kind of termites you have. Usually, people either go with Termidor (subterranean & formosan) or Boracare (dry wood). Let me know which termite you have in particular and I’ll try to help you out more! :)

  2. Paulette says:

    I have found some whitish bugs that looks like the pictures which is displayed on the internet in a bag of wood mulchs from one of the local garden shops. I have poured some of this mulch, that is how I saw the bugs, onto my indoor plants that is outside for the summer. Will these bugs eat any parts of my plant? I plan not to bring them in doors since I saw these termites. Should I go ahead and dump the soil and mulch off my plant and repot it? Thank you very much.

    • sunnydesu89 says:

      They could be termites or that might not be. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to give you a definitive answer since I don’t know what they really look like. One thing is for sure though. If they are termites, they won’t eat your plants but they may begin to colonize. Make sure you have termite treatment done or regular termite maintenance. DIY or professional, termites are something that you need to take care of since they are capable of destroying your largest investment, which is your house!

  3. Thank you for ths informative post. It really helps to have this valuable info when doing research.

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