Minnesota Ant Pest Control | Pest Control MN | Ant Control MN

Ant or Termite? How To Tell the Difference

Winged ants and termites look similar and are often mistaken for each other. Both are black, with six legs, and are approximately half an inch long. The pest control methods required to deal with ants and termites are quite different so it helps to know the main differences between them.

  • Ants’ bodies have three distinct sections with a narrow neck and a narrow waist.
  • Termites’ bodies are roughly the same width all the way along.
  • Ants have longer legs than termites.
  • Ants’ antennae are bent in the middle; termites’ antennae are straight.

If the insects you see in or near your home are winged termites, it is likely to be a swarming termite looking for a new nesting area in which to establish a colony. You should call your local pest control services right away for advice. If they confirm a termite problem, they can destroy the old colony, remove any termites that have begun to nest in your home, and help protect your home against future termite colonization.

If you do not want to destroy the ants’ nest, just keep them out of your home, you should try:

  • Store food securely, clean up crumbs, and wipe surfaces so that ants are not attracted into your home.
  • Put talc or salt under doors and around windows to deter ants from entering your home.

Outdoor nests can be very difficult to eliminate without chemicals. Using water to flood nests is usually not effective. Use of gasoline also is ineffective and dangerous and causes environmental pollution. Repeated drenchings of a nest with an insecticidal soap solution is sometimes effective in forcing an ant colony to relocate. There is no scientific evidence that spearmint gum, red pepper, orange peels, or various herbs repel ants effectively. Remember you must kill or relocate the queen to manage an ant colony.

Minnesota Ant Pest Control

Call a Minnesota pest control expert if your pest control methods don’t work; that ant could be a termite.


Call Us!

Phone:
763.785.1414
612.237.8282
952.881.6662



We Accept:

Division of MN Wild Animal Management "A" Rated 5 Time Super Service Award Winner on ANGIES LIST!

Pest Control

Ants
Asian Beetles
Heat Treatment
Beetles
Box Elder Bugs
Crickets
Earwigs
Fleas
Grubs
Lice
Millipede
Roaches
Silver Fish
Spiders
Wasps & Bees

No monthly contracts required affordable and flexible programs available.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Sunday
7:30am - 6pm

24/7 Emergency Service Nights & Weekends

Service Area: Twin Cities Metro
HOME | ABOUT US | OUR PROCESS | PEST CONTROL | ANIMAL CONTROL | COMMERCIAL | RESIDENTIAL MINOR HOME REPAIR | COUPONS | CONTACT US | WILD ANIMAL MANAGEMENT | BLOG
Andover, Anoka, Apple Valley, Arden Hills, Birchwood, Blaine, Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Champlin, Chanhassen, Chaska, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Dayton, Eagan, Eden Prairie, Edina, Elk River, Excelsior, Falcon Heights, Forest Lake, Fridley, Golden Valley, Hassan, Hopkins, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Maple Grove, Maplewood, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Mounds View, New Brighton, New Hope, North Oaks, Osseo, Otsego, Plymouth, Prior Lake, Ramsey, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rogers, Roseville, Savage, St Anthony, St Louis Park, St Paul, Shoreview, Shorewood, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, Wayzata, White Bear, White Bear Lake, Woodbury
Internet Business SEO - SEO MN Back to the top
Google+