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Flying termites

Flying termites (alates) are on the move in spring

This is the time of year that termites fly from the nest to make another colony. look out for what looks like a flying ant, but there is a difference.

Also known as alates or reproductive stage termites, flying male and female alates emerge from existing colonies to mate and form new nests elsewhere. A flying termite swarm near the home nest could indicate a large colony in the yard or some other nearby location.

While both species have four wings, termite wings are uniform in size. Winged ants have noticeably larger wings in the front than the pair in the back. Termites antennae are almost straight where the ant's antennae is elbowed. Termite wings are twice as long as their body.

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