Flying Ants with Wings

Flying Ants with Wings

Ants with Wings

Flying Ants are often confused with Termite Swarmers. Although both can be annoying, it’s most important to monitor and treat your home for termites if the winged insect is a swarmer. There are several distinct differences between the Ants with Wings and Termite Swarmers.

Flying Ants

Flying Ants have a pinched waist and Termite Swarmers have a straight waist. Flying Ants have bent antenna and Termite Swarmers have straight antenna. Ants with wings have larger front wings while Termites have wings of the same size. A diagram of the difference between the two insects is visible on the YouTube video below.


Here is a VIDEO below that will show you the distinct difference between the flying ant and a swarming termite. If there is any way to capture one of the termites or ants with wings and preserve them for Peninsular, that would be the best approach.

If you cannot tell the difference between the flying ant and termite, Peninsular will gladly come out to your home and inspect for you and give you a free estimate on treatment. There are two types of termite treatments to choose from: Termidor® and Sentricon®. The DIFFERENCE between the two will be explained by the service technician. It’s important to know if you are seeing a flying ant or termite. Immediately protect your home if what you are seeing are Termite Swarmers. Swarmers in the air usually indicate that a Termite Colony is nearby. The Swarmers don’t do the actual damage, that is the job of the subterranean termites. The other member of the termite colony is the soldier who is defending the colony and the Queen.


The Sentricon® Termite Elimination System can be installed by Peninsular, a Certified Sentricon® Specialist, within one day. The installation does not interrupt any existing landscaping, actually you will probably not even notice the Always Active® Bait stations unless you look closely.

Flying Ants are annoying but Termites are invasive. Peninsular Pest Control is the largest locally and family owned Pest Control company in the Jacksonville, FL area. They serve four generations of families in this area and have been in business since 1954.