Termite or what?


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Old 08-11-19, 09:33 AM
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Termite or what?

Shows up on bathroom window seal overnight. Mostly dead from going through Deamon on outside of window. About 1/4. Body not like termite. Thanks.
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Old 08-11-19, 03:30 PM
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Look closely and count the body segments; if three segments then it's an ant. Looks like an ant but that will confirm. Also, termites, at least here in the eastern US don't swarm this time of year or at night.

Swarming insects such as ants or termites are doing it for reproductive purposes and they die soon afterwards anyway. If they aren't carpenter ants, and I would need a closer more focused and detailed pic to tell, then nothing to worry about.
 
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New pics

If they are breeding why come inside after?
 
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Old 08-12-19, 11:10 AM
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Definitely not a termite; probably not an ant either. I believe it is a parasitic wasp. Search "parasitic wasp images" and you will note the abdomen resembles the wasps in the images. They are beneficial and mostly likely so passive that they won't sting; maybe even can't sting humans.

Swarming insects don't know if they are inside/outside. It is a force of nature and they move based on their biologic needs such as temperature, light/darkness, biological clock, etc.
 
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Just noticed my location is a bit vague. Im in Houston...if that makes a difference.
 
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Thanks much for your help.
 
 

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