Are They Ants or Are They Termites? How to Tell The Difference

Wood Eating Ant or Termite? How to Know
Wood Eating Ant or Termite? How to Know

Knowing the difference between ants and termites is important when you see them in your home. While you’ll need Monmouth County pest control for either one, keep in mind that termites can cause a significant amount of damage to your home over time. Comparing the following can help you determine if you have ants or termites in your home.


Termites and ants don’t differ much in terms of size, so it’s not always easy to tell which one you have based on how large or small they are.


Ants that invade homes are usually black, such as carpenter ants, although some types are a yellowish or brownish color. Termites tend toward brown or have a white appearance.


The antennae on termites and ants are one of the easiest ways to tell the difference between these bugs. Termites have a straight antennae, while ants have curved or bent antennae.

Body Shape

Ants and termites have different body shapes. Termites have a thicker appearance, while ants typically have a narrower waist.


You’re more likely to see ants roaming around your home if you have an ant problem. Termites are usually hidden away inside walls where they have access to plenty of wood to eat.

Whether you need Monmouth County pest control for ants or termites, we can help. Please contact Allison Pest Control today for more details on our services.