Small winged bugs on kitchen window and sill

Asked June 10, 2019, 9:52 PM EDT


I am located in Los Angeles County. Since yesterday, I've been finding these small winged bugs on my kitchen window and sill. There's also a few on my sliding glass door on the same wall. I should note that it's been really warm the last two days. Does anybody know what they are and how to get rid of them?

Thank you.

Los Angeles County California

1 Response

Hello -

These are winged ants. Male and female ants that are sexually mature emerge during late spring/early summer to mate. Once mated, the females will then seek a suitable site to build a new nest. They can be a nuisance in large numbers but will quickly disappear.