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How to Manage Pests

Key to Identifying Common Household Ants

Ant identification—Distinguishing ants from termites

Winged carpenter ant

Winged ants

Winged ants have elbowed antennae, hind wings smaller than the front wings, and a thin waist that is constricted at the thorax.

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