What New Jersey Residents Should Know About Flying Ants Versus Termites

When you have flying insects around that look like they might be swarming termites, keep in mind that they could be carpenter ants. These ants can fly as well, and both species can cause wood damage. Learn more about these pests, and be prepared to get professional pest control in Monmouth County if you have either one in your home.

Wood Damage

Termites and carpenter ants can both damage wood, but in different ways. Termites eat wood, while carpenter ants dig through it for their nests. Both bugs can cause severe damage to wood over time, including structural damage in the worst cases.

They can cause a lot of damage without being detected – for years in some cases. Holes in wood and wood that sounds hollow can indicate a termite or a carpenter ant infestation in your home.


Typically, you only have to worry about carpenter ants in spring and summer. These ants usually aren’t active when it’s cold outside.

However, termites can cause damage to wood all year long. Termite workers don’t go into hibernation or die off from the cold, which allows them to keep consuming wood throughout all seasons.

Whether you have termites or flying ants in your NJ home, professional pest control in Monmouth County can eliminate them. Contact Allison Pest Control to get more information about our termite and ant control services to keep your home safe.

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