Most of the time when you think about the ants, you assume them as tiny creatures crawling around your home and kitchen spaces probably searching for food. However, it is interesting to note that even ants have different categories of species. Probably you are aware of the red and the black ants but it’s surprising to find out that a particular species that have wings and can fly. Yes, you guessed it right, we are talking about flying ants.
Many people confuse flying ants with flying termites. However, there are distinctive differences between the two pests. The flying termites, for instance, are more common during the spring season and usually, the first impression is that they cause a lot of severe damage to your property. On the other hand, flying ants appear in swarms to reach out and start a new colony. The general perception is that the flying ants are harmless but its an infestation that can cause the real problem. So, you should get rid of them as soon as possible.
The following blog highlights some important tips on how to get rid of flying ants.
Making Use of the Commercial Aerosol
The first and important step that you can take to control flying ants is to use a commercial aerosol, which is a type of bug poison effective against all ant species. However, before you start using aerosol, make sure that you have read all the instructions carefully to prevent any hazardous accidents. Therefore, it is recommended to hire professional pest control services for spraying the solution.
Also, remember not to use the spray on any other animal and please ensure that the poison is safe to use in your indoors.
Laying Out Some Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth plays a pivotal role in getting rid of all kinds of ants causing dehydration and death. Choose a small perimeter around a food source. In case, the ants pass through the circumference, their body gets pierced with small jagged granules. It eventually then succumbs to the wound injuries. Keep note that you are using a food-grade diatomaceous that is safe for kids and pets.
You need to spray some diatomaceous earth in areas that are more prone to ants. Keep ut as close to a food source as flying ants mostly land into a spot next to food. Make sure that your DE does not get drenched and always keep it dry.
Make Use of a Bug Zapper
An electric bug zapper can prove effective against many kinds of flying insects including the ants as well. Well, you just have to hang the bug zapper in an area where you want to catch those unwanted pests. However, when you are hanging bug zapper, make sure you keep it away from children’s reach especially in the open areas. The electricity produced by zapper is not enough to harm anyone but still, the shocks can be painful.
Use Chemical Pesticides
You can also use non-harming chemical pesticides to get rid of the flying ants such as boric acid, indoxacarb, and methoprene. Professional bug controllers are the best people to decide which pest controlling agent can do the work optimally.