Hey, Google "flying ants" to get a good pic of one. Look very carefully at your walls for little pinholes, flying termites. I hate pesticides. Fl. Native, and I never have pests in my home. Clean your window wells & door sills. Sprinkle cinnamon. I sprinkle against my outside walls every couple months. (old remedy) I purchase the 4/1.00 at dollar store. Check out snopes.com. I just got e-mails quoting this sight. Bounce sheets seem to be pretty effective around pet bowls. Pantries etc. You want to a good one? Listerine put in a spray bottle. ( mosquitoes, flying insects ) Spray around your patio, play areas, pool etc. Both these remedies smell great, safe for plants, kids, animals & the environment.
First you need to make sure they are flying ants and not termites. In either case, they themselves are harmless. They are released to try to establish a new colony. You need to find the location where they emerged from. If they are ants, try baiting to kill the queens (gel baits are the best), spray only as necessary with a pyrethrin based spray. DO NOT USE RAID, it only repels contrary to their claims. If it is termites, hire a professional.
Ants are hard to get rid of with over the counter remedies. I would call a professional exterminator. It will be worth the money as ants can damage your home. Peace.
Had this problem, too this year - you need to get a professional - even they know the ant is the *most* difficult to keep at bay. Google "winged ants" and you'll get an idea what you've got. I got stung by one of the buggers, which led to discovering the workers in the windowsill. Too gross for words.
Keep your place cleaner than Martha Stewart, vacuum the dead ones. Until you can get an exterminator, I've had success with cinnamon for the large black ants, but this doesn't work with the acrobat ant, which were the ones mating with wings around here. Orkin had to take care of that.
Dr. Bronner's peppermint soap can be used too - you can find this at health food stores or sally beauty (I think). If you can find the trail, spray this (get a spray bottle) with the peppermint soap. This stops the respiratory system - but you STILL need an exterminator, maybe several times, to really get rid of the colony and treat the nest, and the outside of your place, as well.
Best of luck - anyone want to see how bad flying ants can be, search on youtube.com there are a few very disgusting videos. This is a very bad problem this year all over the place, Orkin lady told me today.
Try boiling water, then cheap bleach also keep weeds at bay near your house my ants were living of roots so I used roundup havent seen any this year and I am usually plagued by thousands from spring to autumn including the flying ones yuck!
You should get some raid I have the same problom I find ants everywhere ! They were even IN my computer so when I brought it in my room they all started cralling out of the vent and so I vacumed them up and put some raid by the doorway. If you do use raid make sure your fdog doesnt lick it its poison to dogs
Yea a couple years ago I had the same problem I would say at least 30,000 flying ants were in my house. I just swatted them and in about a months time they where all gone.
I frequently stay up all night, playing online poker in the dining room. Every morning, around 6 am, flying ants start flying around the chandelier, and then fall onto the table underneath of it. I can't find where they are coming from.
Yeah I also have came home and found an infestation of winged ants in my apartment, after spraying two cans of ant raid spray, and setting 14 different traps I hope this will be resolved in about 2 weeks...
But letting my apartment complex know for the 3 rd time to call an exterminator. I truly hate apartment living.