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Winged Ant or Termite? #5227908 07/31/14 02:16 PM
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I need help identifying this.
20140731_091018 by elcasador, on Flickr

Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5227915 07/31/14 02:18 PM
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Chupacabra Larvae


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Looks like termites to me. Ants have a very thin thorax. They also have longer, bent, antennae. Finally, ants have different length upper and lower wings while the termite wings are the same (or closer). I can only see the body in your photo, but it looks like there is a thick thorax (waist) so very like termites.

Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5227946 07/31/14 02:32 PM
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Either way.. carpenter ants or termites both need attention ASAP.


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Originally Posted By: dkershen
Either way.. carpenter ants or termites both need attention ASAP.


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Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5228004 07/31/14 02:53 PM
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Thanks, already scheduled. Just asking the Thousand dollar question cause we also own the two homes next door.

Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5228008 07/31/14 02:56 PM
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carpenter ants

Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: Navasot] #5228108 07/31/14 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
carpenter ants


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rover ant maybe?


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Were they making little holes with piles of dust next to them?

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Termites are more equal in size from head to abdomen

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Carpenter ants - the one on the right has a very small tool belt on ninja

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either one, need to be gone


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I would guess carpenter ants as well, those look dark for termites, but it could be the photo. I saw termites flying (actually turned over the log) a few weeks back. Have been seeing fire ants and the big red ants flying out of mounds in the last couple of weeks.


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Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: Navasot] #5228367 07/31/14 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted By: Navasot
Were they making little holes with piles of dust next to them?


No they were on the wall above a window. The home is pier and beam with wood floors. It's been about 5 years since we've done any termite preventative treatment.

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I would be climbing under the house looking for mud tubes. You're fortunate to be pier and beam, a lot easier to treat. Good luck.

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Do you homework and get bids..I had several companies out to look at a problem I may have had...One company wanted 2100 dollars and said I was infested with them..Brought 2 independent guys out and they determined I had a very isolated nest and it was cured with some foam they put in the wall...Both independent guys wanted the service call 75 and 75 for the application...Both gave me a written guarantee for 18 months....

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Originally Posted By: Ntgrty
Carpenter ants - the one on the right has a very small tool belt on ninja
I can see it, I swear roflmao


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Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5228977 07/31/14 11:41 PM
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Ok, the pros came and "they are definitely not termites," his exact words. I can't remember the name but it's an ant. Still a problem but not as serious as termites.

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hey we had a pile of cut wood at the ranch and this spring. Pulled up and hear this popping noise, after investgating the wood pile was FULL of little pin holes with sawdust coming out. I found an active critter and dug it out with a knife. It was some little grub. What were they?


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Just saw this.

They definitely are not termites, and they don't look like carpenter ants either. From the looks of the top right specimen, they look like either fireant swarmers or acrobat ant swarmers. Without a better picture, its hard to tell. All ant species swarm, but just a few will still swarm this late in the summer.
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Catslayer...you're probably hearing the Cambian Bark Beetle. The fine dust and tunnels seen under tree bark, especially cut wood, and mostly mesquite, are results of the beetle larvae(grub) and not the adult beetle.

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Re: Winged Ant or Termite? [Re: elcasador] #5233611 08/04/14 02:11 AM
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There he is! Thanks Dragonuv, will do.

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Where are you in DFW? We're up in Plano and just found a bunch of these guys in our master bath.


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