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Flying Ants [Jul. 7th, 2017|09:43 am]
Tony Grist
I walked out onto the drive yesterday evening and into a crowd of winged ants. They were milling about on the ground, clambering over the rocky terrain of the crazy paving then taking off one by one and heading west. Something similar was going on the other day on the courts at Wimbledon and causing annoyance to the players. It's one of the things I love about insects- that they go about their business with absolutely no regard to our carryings-on. We are I suppose very largely invisible to them- and impinge on them- if at all- as shadowy, incomprehensible forces of nature...

[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2017-07-07 02:19 pm (UTC)
We have battled winged ants here for years. They somehow got into our basement foundation walls to nest and were emerging every spring/hatching season into our house every year. We got some electronic repellent plug-ins and this year have only seen one single ant. If they had stayed in their outside environment we would have left them alone but we were having to sweep/hoover up literally thousands (if not far more) every day for a month and that also meant using poisons in the walls. Not fun when they impinge on our space!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2017-07-07 08:10 pm (UTC)
That sounds infuriating. Our ants nest at a distance from the house and then fly away from it...
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