Termite Queen

The common termite is also known as a white ant, and like an ant colony, the termite colony is ruled by a queen termite. As can be expected by her title, the termite queen rules the colony and is responsible for its day to day operations. She is also responsible for proliferating the colony by giving birth to thousands of new termites each and every day. As any pregnant woman can tell you, at least it doesn’t take nine months to give birth to a termite baby – that’s way too long! The queen is done with her reproduction responsibilities within a couple of days. A termite queen isn’t a faithful mate. She will become impregnated by any male who …

Termite Appearance and Morphology

Knowing termite appearance and morphology is essential in identification of these pests and eventual eradication of the colony. Most people think of termites as little white ants, but termite appearance and morphology is so much more than thinking they are little white ants. In fact, the common termite only superficially resembles an ant. The reason people think of the termite as white ants is because of their similar size and social habits. Like ants, termites live in colonies with very specific structure. Each termite has a specific job to do in order to make the colony work. Worker termites bring food back to the mound that is home to colony and they do the most damage to structures and crops. …

Termite vs. Flying Ant Identification

Because the termite bears a certain similarity to the ant, it can be confusing to tell them apart which is why you should know how to perform a simple termite vs. flying ant identification test. If you own a structure or grow crops, it is the responsible thing to do to be able to tell which pest is a termite and which is a flying ant. That’s why if you see a pest, use the following advice to do a termite vs. flying ant identification test. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is to inspect the body parts of the insect, which can be done without the use of a microscope or field glass in most …