Bugs

Asked January 20, 2018, 1:58 PM EST

What type of bug is this and solution to get rid of them.

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1 Response

Dear Client,

Your insect is a male flying ant. I am unsure of the species, but it is not a carpenter ant and so it does not pose any threat to the structure of the home. Note that this is a winged reproductive ant and may have simply flown into the home through an open window or door. Finding a few winged ants in the home does not necessarily indicate a pest problem. Even then the worker ants are only nuisance pests that get into areas or into protein/sugar sources that we prefer not sharing with them. I have attached two links for you to follow.

https://entomology.ca.uky.edu/ef458

http://pestsense.cahnrs.wsu.edu/Search/MainMenuWithFactSheet.aspx?CategoryId=2&ProblemId=779

Please note the non -chemical strategies in the second link that will serve you best.

Hope this helps!