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Insect and Spider Identification: Is this a termite or an ant?

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mdmasters
Shirley, MA

July 10, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9200792

Omg either way I'm FREAKING OUT!!!!

Do you suspect this to be a termite or an ant? Should I burn my barn down?

"Move into a rural location" they said. "See the world" they said.

Thanks for any suggestions!

Cordially

MD

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flatpickit
Charleston, SC

July 10, 2012
5:25 PM

Post #9200811

It looks like a winged ant (called an alate). The elbowed antennae are clues.

http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/entomo/ants/Ant%20vs%20Termite.htm
Flapdoodle
Minot, ND

July 10, 2012
6:11 PM

Post #9200879

Yes. Looks like a carpenter ant (Camponotus sp.)
DWMike
Grenada, MS
(Zone 8a)

July 11, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #9201294

No need to "burn the barn" either way..????...just get something to spray for them or have a pest control unit come out and take care of them.
If you have "rural" neighbors that are long time residents of the area they can more than likely help you with what works to get rid of them.

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