Flying ants- Every summer, there is a day when thousands huge flying ants suddenly emerge from their nests all over the UK - a phenomenon known as Flying Ant Day.
Some people might have already noticed some of the creatures buzzing around.
This is because the flying ant period can last a few weeks, but usually builds up to a specific day when millions of flying ants come out at the same time all over the country. Do you really want to get rid of them, as they will go away on their own accord having completed their task
How to get rid of the flying ants
Flying ants don't pose much danger to people in the UK - other than being very annoying. If you leave them alone, they should disappear within a few days.
Keep in mind when killing flying ants that they are actually good for outdoor environments. They aerate soil, help to cycle nutrients, improve garden fertility and control pests.
Flying ants also provide a vital food resource for many species of birds, particularly swifts and gulls.
However, if you do have an infestation in your house and want to get rid of them, here are four top tips to help you tackle the little creatures head-on.
1. Spray the ants with washing up liquid - washing up liquid is an effective agent against flying ants, as it attaches to their bodies and dehydrates them. Get yourself a spray bottle to catch the little creatures in flight and mix two generous squirts of dish washing liquid with water
2. Catch them with sticky tapeLure the little things in with a food source and place some tape as close as possible with the sticky side up.
3. Attack ants with an artificial sweetener-Certain types of sweeteners are very toxic for ants. For example, if you mix in the sweetener with apple juice, it forms a viscous paste that the ants will carry back to the colony. Once consumed there, it will kill off a portion of their population.
4. Use insecticidal powderAn insecticidal lacquer can be applied around door thresholds or wall and floor junctions where ants run, or spray these areas with an insecticidal aerosol which is labelled for this use.
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