Do ants eat termites?


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Not only do ants eat termites, but ants are one of the primary predators of this wood-eating insect. Sometimes ants help control termite populations depending upon the relative size of the two colonies and other available food sources.

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Spiders also prey on termites, but this most typically occurs on an individual basis when a termite becomes trapped in a spider's web. Microscopic roundworms called "nematodes" also feed on termites, but this process is different from ants and spiders. Nematodes, which are parasites, are the most common animals on the planet. A roundworm gets inside a host organism, such as a termite, and feeds off of it.

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