Where Do Flying Ants Live?
Usually, flying ants live in outdoor areas. However, they sometimes nest in buildings and homes. They are also found in wood that is damp or wet. They are most commonly found in trees.
They are black or brown in color and have elbowed antennae and pinched waists. They are also very active. They can eat almost anything. They are known to feed on sugars, proteins, and leftover food debris. They can also eat dead animals and birds. They are attracted to sweets, heat, and sweetness.
If you see swarms of ants circling your home, it is likely they are looking for a new nest. Make sure any possible entry points are blocked. Also, keep any light sources turned off. You should also make sure all windows are tightly closed. If you suspect an infestation, consider calling a professional pest control company.
Some ants are known to swarm at important times of the year. Pavement ants are most likely to swarm in Pennsylvania and citronella ants are most likely to swarm around New Jersey.
Termites also swarm. They are a common insect that can be found in decaying wood or sound wood. They have a long lifespan, with a queen able to live for years. They are also very hard to get rid of. They can be found in almost all areas of the U.S., except Alaska. They are usually well hidden. You can find them by listening for activity or by following their patterns.