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Posted: 5/8/2004 4:28:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/8/2004 4:29:58 PM EST by GodBlessTexas]


Edited to add that those guys without the wings are less than 1/8th inch long, about the size of fleas.

Remember the Alamo, and God Bless Texas...
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 4:32:55 PM EST
Look like piss ants to me.

I came across some in the flower bed last weekend with a bunch of winged ones.

Termintes are white or yellowish, in my experience.
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 4:41:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 4:47:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By brouhaha:

Termintes are white or yellowish, in my experience.



In their winged phase, termites are black, looking alot like winged ants, the one distinction is if you look at their antennae, termites have a solid antenna with no "elbow", but ants have antennae with a distinct angled turn to them.

Also, their body has a different shape, but that's a more subtle difference.

Link Posted: 5/8/2004 4:57:12 PM EST
termites have 2 sets of EQUAL length sized wings.
Ants have 2 sets of UNEQUAL length wings.
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 5:01:04 PM EST
they are jbt ants, they will burn you out
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 5:18:07 PM EST
Hard to tell from the pictures.

Another thing to add....
Termites have two parts to the body.
Ant's bodies are in three parts.

I suggest taking a closer look.
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 6:01:30 PM EST
Yep, look like termites to me. It is their swarming season and they're all over here too.
Link Posted: 5/8/2004 6:02:45 PM EST
No, those are termites.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:40:09 AM EST
Yea like JT said........... Ants have a pinched waist (like a mini wasp) where as termites have a straight body!
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:42:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By GodBlessTexas:
Are these termites?



Who knows, who cares ?
However, I do think some posters in GD are termites.
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 4:50:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/9/2004 7:58:20 AM EST
Ok, went back out this morning and found only a few of the smaller ones without wings and they were acting odd. They have 3 body segments, their antennae are bent, and their wings are barely as long as their bodies. The ones without the wings are also fast movers. So, from what's out there it looks like they're definitely not termites. That's a relief. I was just shocked to see them on the house. My father-in-law just sprayed the house while I was in Dallas because my wife told him that the fleas from both our neighbors dogs were swarming our yard now. He sprayed both the front and the back yard, as well as 6ft up the sides of the house and garage. From the few ones that were alive today, I expect that the poison took care of them.

Thanks for all the info.

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