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Name: Andrew Lyall
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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Andrew_Lyall
May 18, 2020 4:21 PM CST
Hello.

A couple nights ago, more than a dozen of these insects showed up in my house (on the floor, wall, ceiling).

Are they termites? Sad

Thank you.

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KFredenburg
May 18, 2020 4:27 PM CST
Looks like it could be, just based on some termites I've seen, but I'm definitely no expert.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 26, 2020 2:37 AM CST
I don't think it's a termite.
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Name: Lynda Horn
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gardenfish
May 26, 2020 2:42 AM CST
I think that it may bee, I looked again. Do any of them have wings? It's that time of year that termites swarm.
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Name: Andrew Lyall
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9b)
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Andrew_Lyall
Jun 4, 2020 2:38 PM CST
Sorry, gardenfish, I just noticed your responses today.

None of the insects had wings.

I called two exterminators to come to my house and look around. I showed both one of the dead insects.

One said it was a subterranean termite worker. The other said it was a drywood termite swarmer... Confused
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gardenfish
Jun 4, 2020 4:06 PM CST
Ok, well, you saw that I had changed my my mind. And I'm very glad you called an exterminator! I guess there are different types of termites, just like ants. I've seen those subterranean ones.
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