Flying Ant Day
Flying Ant "Day" happens every year..... Today's the first in my garden this year. I noticed that all newspapers have articles about them in July and many have suggestions about how to get rid of them. Why? Most articles also have this blurb:
"However, keep in mind when killing flying ants that they are actually good for outdoor environments. They aerate soil, help to cycle nutrients, improve garden fertility and control pests.
Flying ants also provide a vital food resource for many species of birds, particularly swifts and gulls."
So why do they start with "how to kill them?" I have lots of ant nests in my lawn. I have no ants in my house. And it's not that I'm that clean.
Remember your flying ants will be gone in a day, and the rest of the workers will go back underground, aerating your soil etc.
Enjoy the spectacle.
Last edited: 17 July 2017 17:16:47