Help FLYING ANTS! We can’t figure out where they’re coming from but we think it ‘may’ be new pinestraw we recently had put down. Is that possible? They congregate in our master bathroom at night! And I mean HUNDREDS! Do you have anything for this? Should we spray the pinestraw? We’re sprayng our bathroom nightly! My husband gets the spray for you all and we just recently sprayed, probably 2 weeks ago, prior to us seeing the ants. He didn’t spray outside as much as he would’ve liked but he ran out. Will the regular stuff he uses suffice or will we need a special ‘cocktail’?
Most every specie of ant will generate a flying ant at certain times of the year. These flyers appear in ant colonies so the nest can expand and start new colonies. Flying ants mostly represent females and males (queens and kings) which will fly off away from their nest, find a mate and start a new nest far away.
If you’re seeing them inside the house, in your master bathroom, there is a good chance you either have an ant colony in the home somewhere or that your ants might in fact be another insect altogether. In order to help, we need to ask a few questions to try and narrow the options down before we can make a specific recommendation. Our main goal here will be to first make sure you in fact have ants. An improper diagnosis would be a critical mistake so to avoid one, we need you to call.
Our toll free is 1-800-877-7290. If you can call during regular business hours, one of our tech reps should be able to gather enough information to help make a good prediction of what you might have and how you should best proceed right now to handle the problem. We’re open from 9-5 Mon-Sat so please call for further assistance.