Flying ants

Lotte Faber on 27-06-2019

Flying ants are anything but nice to have at home. Nobody wants them, but unfortunately we still have to deal with them. Flying ants mainly occur in the summer, because this is the mating season of many types of ants. How come flying ants actually exist? Where do they come from? And how can we keep these annoying insects out of our house? After reading this article you are aware of this and you know exactly how you can fight the flying ants. 

Where do flying ants come from?

Flying ants arise during the mating season. The flying ants are the young queens and the winged males. The winged flies then fly high in the air to mate with each other. After mating, the males die and the fertilized young queens lose their wings. If you suffer from flying ants in or around the house, there is a good chance that there is an ant nest in your area. These flying ants often fly from the outside to the inside to look for moist spots. 

Preventing flying ants

Flying ants attracted to light

Flying ants are not necessarily attracted to light, but rather to sweet food and moist places. This is why you will find flying ants mostly in the bathroom. Are flying ants actually dangerous? No! The question of whether flying ants bite is very often asked, but luckily they don't bite.Flying ants will not hurt you, only that they can appear in large numbers at home. Nobody wants this of course. How long do flying ants live? The queens live for quite a long time compared to the males. The males die after mating, while the queens start another colony.

Flying ants in the house

‘’Help! I have flying ants in my house!’’ This is a shout that many people will certainly hear once a year. Because if there are flying ants in your home, chances are that they will come back next year. But what actually causes flying ants in your house? The biggest cause of flying ants in the house is that there is an ant nest somewhere in the garden. The flying ants then fly inside your home to search for food, water and a decent place to build a nest. Do you already have a flying ants nest in the house? Then you have made the flying ants a little too comfortable. 

Step-by-step plan on how to get rid of flying ants in the house

You can do many things to get rid of flying ants. Follow this step-by-step plan and you'll be rid of flying ants in no time. Getting rid of flying ants can be difficult, but with a little bit of an effort you will manage to get rid of flying ants in the house. In the house is simply not where flying ants belong. 

  1. First, you'll have to find the ant's nest. You can do this by following the ants to where they come from. They usually bring the food back to the nest.
  2. Secondly, you will have to move or destroy this ant nest. Secondly, you will have to move or destroy this ant nest. You can do this by moving the nest with a scoop or by placing a flower pot on the large holes of the nest. The ants will then make the nest in the flowerpot, so you can easily move it yourself. This takes around two weeks. This is also how to get rid of flying ants in the garden or outside.
  3. To prevent flying ants from entering your home, you can place insect nets and store as much food as possible in places the ants can’t find. Don't leave food in the kitchen!

Have you managed to control the flying ants? Let us know how you did this!

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