- Have we had flying ant day yet?
Oh yes. Middle of last week in fact.
Renting a cottage in Devon for the week, I was woken up in the middle of the night by one of the dogs whining. When I got downstairs, there were flying ants everywhere and the non flying ones all over the dog.
Fearing a 50’s B movie-style calamity, I grabbed a brush, swept the little buggers out of the room into the garden and then created an impermeable* ring of ant killer around the door.Posted 4 years agojonah tontoMember
i had a biblical flying ant day on monday.
so there was a hole in my kitchen ceiling of exactly 4 inch diameter (dont ask) and unbeknown to me there is an ants nest above.
i say unbeknown… that was until i walked in from the garden and thought “its strangely dark in here”
yep, thats cos every windon in the kitchen in covered, and i mean no light getting through, with flying ants and they are raining down through the hole in the ceiling 10 at a time
😯 i shit you not i filled up 2 henry hoover bags 😯
how can they do that? i had not seen a single ant in the kitchen before thatPosted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
It was yesterday in Ramsbottom.
I didn’t know anything about this until last night. I’d arranged to meet Mrs binners in the pub beer garden for a well earned pint, after an unbelievably hot and sweaty extended ride home. I arrived to find her sat inside, despite it being baking hot! She then explained about the beer garden was full of flying ants in full on Mr luvva luvva mode.
My response was also ‘are you making this up?’
She used to work for the Wildlife trust, and said that they do a survey every year to try and fathom out exactly what it is that influences the flying ants behavior, and understand this quite odd one-day-a-year phenomenon
So those of you who’ve noticed it, if you’ve got a spare minute you could help out by filling out this
fanks 😀Posted 4 years ago
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