Termites in Orlando Florida - Most people here in Orlando FL and the surrounding areas don't sit around wondering what termites look like. And why would you? We have more important things to think about in life. But at the same time, it is important to know, especially if you are buying a home.
Many people, even experienced pet control operators, mistake termites for carpenter ants. This is true especially when they are spawning and have wings. But the treatments for the two insects are very different. If you treat for carpenter ants and you actually have termites, you could be wasting money on the carpenter ant treatment, all the while allowing the termites to continue doing their damage.
Of course, you should always have a qualified pest inspector fully inspect you home. But if you ever find yourself in the situation, use the chart below to help you determine if it is a termite or a carpenter ant. Questions? Contact me!
Mike McFadden, Certified Master Home Inspector in Orlando, FL