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Do Flying Ants Bite?

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Tony Fyler answered
The short answer to this question is yes.

Flying ants are not a species in their own right, they are essentially the same as ordinary ants - they only develop wings during the mating season, to undertake what is known as a "nuptial flight".

Therefore, all the ants that belong to sub-species that you would ordinarily stay away from will still bite you when they happen to be flying ants - the only difference is, that they are far more mobile during their nuptial flight than they otherwise would be.

This is not to say that flying ants have greater propensity to bite - they don't, they're just, essentially, what would have been if all the ants you normally avoid, happened to have wings.

Flying ant's bite can be just as painful as Ambulatory ant's bite, and people have been known to develop sensitivities to these bites. That said, flying ants are not especially dangerous in themselves - they are simply far more noticeable than usual when swarms make their nuptial flight. They are best avoided (if at all possible) during their mating rituals, and if you can possibly make sure all your doors and windows are closed on what is known as "flying ant day"( the day of their nuptial flight), you will avoid the possibility of infestation.
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Yes they do bite. I was recently bitten by one of them. The first sign I had that I was bitten was a sharp pain. Then a tiny hole appeared on my wrist. 20 minutes later in had inflamed to a mass that was 2 inches wide, long and tall. Then I experienced nausea. My remedy for this was Witch Hazel right in the wound and two tablespoons of Benadryll. Note to everyone the bug attacked me while I was in the pool. Hopefully they can't fly and swim.
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Yes flying ants do bite and it HURTS trust me! Lol
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Danielle T commented
I Was getting inbed for the night and I felt something bite or sting me so I got out of bed and lifted my covers and found something that looked like a flying ant. If they bite or sting you, what is the best way to treat the area that is biten or stung?
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Yes they bite, and many times on the body. I am allergic to them and come out in a rash which creeps all over my body. It is very painful and incredibly itchy and lasts around 3 weeks.
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Yes.
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yes they do bite, they produce wings when its raining
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They do not produce wings b/c or when it rains. The wings result when there is a well-established ant colony and some of the mature, sexually active males and females develop wings.
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Yes,
some ants do.like the bull ant.
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Yes they bite. Once I was at my grandmas pool in the hot tub and one stung me on my lip. It hurt
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I don't know, but all I do know is that I have one flying around me right now. I'm scared to move.

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