TERMITE or ANT ? Identification Characteristics Ant Termite
Winged ant (alate)
Fore wings larger than hind wings
Winged termite (alate)
Fore and hind wings of equal size
Subterranean Termite Damage: Characteristics
In general; termites prefer cellulose that is easy to digest. Termites even prefer softer “spring” wood of softwoods which results in stratification the wood where the damage is primarily between the growth rings. Termite “mud” consisting of particles of soil, wood or debris cemented together with saliva and fecal matter is characteristic of termite damaged wood.