Ants are bad enough when they’re crawling across the kitchen counter. But ants with wings? That’s the stuff of nightmares.
Thankfully, these flying pests are nothing more than, well, pests. They can’t hurt you, but they can be a nuisance.
FYI: flying ants are just regular ants that are sexually mature. They develop wings, and set off for flight with one purpose: to mate.
Seeing a few flying ants around the house in the summer is usually no cause for concern, and these guys tend to travel in large swarms, so you may see a lot at one time. But if you’re seeing winged ants in your home, there’s a good chance that carpenter ants have created a nest in or near your home. In the cold winter months, they seek out shelter, food and water. And your home is like a five-star hotel in the middle of a desert.