One of the biggest issues, even among experienced exterminators, is identification of the wood destroying insect as a termite or a carpenter ant. To the untrained eye, the two look very similar, and so does the damage they make.
You should always hire a qualified pest inspector to fully inspect your home/building. But if you ever find yourself in the circumstance, use the chart below to help you distinguish between a termite and a carpenter ant during their spawning season. Questions? Contact me!