Termites = White Ants
Another name used for termites is white ants. Termites are white in appearance and often mistaken for ants. Thus getting the nick name "White Ants". However, termites are not ants and are not closely related to ants. Termites are actually related to the Cockroach family. That is why we like our family friendly symbol of the cockroach and the termite shaking hands.