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insect Info

TERMITES OR ANTS?


You will need a magnifier as they can be hard to see their details close up. The most common termite swarmer's in Oklahoma will be black with clear wings. Some ant species will also be black with clear wings so it is very important to correctly identify them.  Both ants and termites develop these male and females to emerge and start a new colony.

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WORKER TERMITES

 

Close up of a worker termite. They are responsible for 
collecting food for the colony. They eat anything made from 
trees such as 2x4's!

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SOLDIER TERMITES

 

Close up of a soldier termite. They help protect the 
workers as they gather food.

TERMITE SWARM

 

Swarming termites coming out of door frame.

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