All you need to know about flying ants

Appearance

They’re not the same size as normal ants. They’re a bit bigger and their main characteristic is their pair of wings. The Queens are bigger than the male ants.

Eating habits

When we talk about this type of ants, they like to eat what insects generally like: nectar, food leftovers, and other insects. Since they fly entering your property through windows or holes is much easier for them to access your food supply.

Behavior

Regarding their behavior, there is something very critical about the flying ant. They fly together as this makes it easier to fight off predators, such as birds. Also, they fly because they want to mate, and to do this they will look for safe grounds which usually are inside man-made structures. People can find large amounts of this insect flying around in a swarm. For them to fly, some conditions need to be met, especially because it needs to be warm and humid. They are usually seen the most during July or August season. They continue flying until their purpose has been fulfilled. When the male ants mate, they die and the Queen stores some of their sperm inside her, so it doesn’t have to mate again. And something curious happens, once they have been fertilized, they eat their wings off and start with the creation of the nest.

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Life expectancy

Most of them are males, so when they have mated with the queen, they immediately die. However, for the queen, it is a different story. If everything goes well, it can stay alive for at least 30 years, making this a long lifetime for an insect.

How to get rid of flying ants?

While there are various DIY methods to try and get rid of flying ants, such as spraying insecticides or setting up traps, these solutions often provide only temporary relief and may not address the root cause of the infestation. Additionally, some DIY methods can be ineffective or even hazardous if not used correctly. At Huntsman Pest Control, we offer comprehensive and effective solutions for getting rid of flying ants. Our team of experienced technicians will conduct a thorough inspection of your property to identify the source of the infestation and develop a targeted treatment plan to eliminate the problem at its source. Our Approach: Using advanced techniques and eco-friendly products, we’ll target the flying ants’ nests and breeding sites to eradicate the infestation completely. We’ll also provide advice on how to prevent future infestations and ensure your property remains pest-free in the long term.

Also, you could call a pest service for them to fumigate the place and get rid of them. However, this is more for ants that crawl because they do pose a threat, flying ants don’t.

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