Ants with Wings: who they are and how to deal with them?

  • Dec 24, 2019

Ants with wings cause a lot of inconvenience to residents of certain countries. Insects appear in suburban areas and in big cities. Therefore, it is desirable to know what they are and are dangerous for humans.

Ants with wings cause a lot of inconvenience to people. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Ants with wings cause a lot of inconvenience to people. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

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The appearance of the wings of the ants

Do not we all know that ants have wings at birth. This feature is specific to insects, created only for mating. Wings do not have working males and females. Ants are members of the Hymenoptera group.

A plurality of insects flying in the air, are unattractive sight. Sometimes they are very annoying people, creating inconvenience. Ants distort data on weather radar. A flock of ants with wings reminiscent of rainfall. This happened recently in the south of the UK. radar signal indicates that the rain, but it was not.

When it is during the mating season, the insects have to fly. It usually starts in the warm days if no rain for a long time. While females and males hover in the air. Some produce pheromones, and other follow entailing odor.

After the end of the breeding season male die. A female shed wings. Then they do the other house for new families and lay eggs.

Does the winged ants are dangerous for humans?

Considered the insects are not dangerous to humans. They are so passionate about pairing that are not interested in people in general. At other times they also do not attack or bite. However, getting into their hair, eyes or mouth can not be called pleasant.

It should be wary if the garden or in the garden there were winged females. Then, in the future, they create new ant hills that lead to the appearance of aphids. Between the winged insects have a symbiotic relationship, and aphids is considered to be a dangerous threat.

So we have to get rid of them when they appear on the site. They contribute to the increase in the number of aphids. Thanks to her winged ants feed. They relate to the antennal tubercles laterally aphids. There is a sweetener having different title. For example, honeydew or honeydew. They love a treat.

Do not we all know that ants have wings at birth. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru
Do not we all know that ants have wings at birth. Illustration for an article is used for a standard license © ofazende.ru

prevention of

Prevent the appearance of winged insects is quite easy. Preventive measures do not differ from the usual. Often faced with crawling pests. It is useful to know the different techniques to choose the most suitable.

  • Apply to the skin juice of lemon, orange, mandarin and grapefruit. One can take a cosmetic with a component or an essential oil. The most effective is lemon. If ants crawled in the house, arrange the premises are small pieces of peel. A good alternative would be an air freshener with lemon flavor.
  • Carry in your pocket a plant whose odor repels insects. It will be enough small pieces. Better to take peppermint, cloves and lime color. If you put them on the site, the ants will get his side.
  • If they have not yet entered the house, save them or chalk powder for children. they do not like them for some reason. Near the entrance to the dwelling or pour a bit of chalk powder. A similar effect has a coffee grounds. A handful of stands spread out on the site.
  • There is one radical, but it is very effective means. Insects can not tolerate certain smells stable. If you use perfume with mint or cinnamon flavor, winged ants do not fly up close. The disadvantage of option is that not all people like such fragrances.

It is believed that only chemicals can help to get rid of these insects. If you do not want to use them, there are other methods of struggle:

  • Wood ash. She needs to sprinkle a house insects. The ash can be replaced with lime, pepper and dry mustard.
  • Flour from corn. Ant excavate to a depth of 3 cm. Pour 3 handfuls of cornmeal. Its grains are lethal to insects. They all die jack.
Winged ants are not as scary as it seems at first glance. However, to save the crop from insects to fight better.

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