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How can I tell the difference between a termite and a flying ant?

I found quite a few of these things near our window. Some were dead and some were crawling around. It looks like an ant with wings. Blah I hate these lil buggers. I have a picture if there are any bug experts out there. Thanks!

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anxious1stimer

Asked by anxious1stimer at 11:46 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Where is the pic?
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 11:49 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • A termites body is cigar shaped where as an ant is more hour glass. Can you post the picture?
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 11:52 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Exactly what But Mommie said.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:00 AM on May. 17, 2011

  • Termites also leave some sort of "dust" or "eggs" on surfaces that are visible.
    Samanthamommy

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:10 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • What But Mommy said
    iam4you2

    Answer by iam4you2 at 2:50 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • What they said ^
    cleanaturalady

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 4:03 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I am not sure.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:00 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Eek lol
    chiquis

    Answer by chiquis at 8:15 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • Pic?
    DomsMama07

    Answer by DomsMama07 at 10:43 PM on May. 18, 2011

  • EEEK! Kill them all, whatever they are!
    Pnukey

    Answer by Pnukey at 5:08 PM on May. 19, 2011

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