Termites are also known as White Ants. They are not the same as common ants, and the treatment is quite different! Termites/white ants are highly destructive pests that can cause serious structural damage to your property if left undiscovered. Because creating a barrier will prevent termite assault, even the greatest insurance company will not cover termite damage. General ants are usually bothersome, but they can also cause some harm to your home; some types of ants also bite quite painfully. A basic pest control treatment will aid in the eradication of ants within your home, but with some species, this cannot be assured. Specific misting treatment for all plants and the exterior portions of your home is the only sure approach to eliminating ant colonies. To learn more about our treatments, call (317) 943-4008 or visit our website to discover why Termites Look Like White Ants.


So, why are termites referred to as white ants? Termite colonies are divided into Queens, Kings, Workers, Soldiers, and Alates, with various names for each stage of development.

How Do You Spot Termites?

Before we can compare other pests to termites, we must first understand what termites and termite damage look like.


What termites look like: Most termites are 14 to 12 inches long. Because they have a broad thorax (the center region of their body), their entire body is roughly the same width. They are often brown, but they can also be white or black.


Swarmers (flying termites) have two sets of wings, each with four equal-length wings. When folded, the wings are rough twice the length of the termite’s body. The antennae of all termites are straight.


What termite damage looks like: Damage signs differ based on the type of termite.

Termites Look Like White Ants

The following are the most visible indications of termite infestation:


  • Climbing mud tubes on your foundation, wall, or other wood structure (only if your infestation is subterranean termites).
  • Microscopic kick-out holes in wood, surrounded by mounds of tiny brown fecal pellets (may look like coarse dirt).
  • During the hotter months, white, brown, or black bugs swarm in the evenings or at night.
  • Wings were discarded.
  • When you bang against a wall or a wood structure, you will hear a hollow sound.

Termites Are Classified Into Three Types:

  • Termites in the ground
  • Drywood Termites
  • Dampwood Termites


Subterranean termites live underground and require soil contact to survive. To climb wood buildings, they must construct “mud tubes” composed of dirt, wood shavings, and saliva.


Drywood termites do not require soil or water to survive. They can nest in dry wood anywhere in your home, unlike subterranean termites, and leave no visible trail.


Dampwood termites are primarily found in decaying or water-damaged wood. Dampwood termites are most commonly found in wet areas such as the basement or garage.

Termites Require A Comprehensive Solution.

It might be frightening to find them in your home, and the temptation may be to blast them with fly spray or douse them with gasoline, but this would only make matters worse. It may kill a hundred termites, but the colony will just break off the lead and relocate to another area of your property, causing much more harm.


The chemicals and bait we employ have been scientifically established to have a transfer effect, which means the termites return to the nest, allowing us to achieve full colony elimination.


If you discover active termites, call us right away at (317) 943-4008 and we will come out to your property the same day. Our professionals will give you the most effective treatment option/s as well as an obligation-free price; they will also have everything they need to treat the termites right away and begin the colony elimination procedure. While you’re at it, read about Where Termites Come From on our website!

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