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What are these tiny flying ants in our basement?

Question: We have some kind of tiny flying ants in our basement. Twice we have found a bunch of wings on the floor and little black-looking ants on the floor. It's mostly wings all over the floor. What is this? We live in Calvert County, Md. Can they be some kind of (Florida) love bug?

Answer: The wings scattered on the floor fit the characteristics of a subterranean termite swarm. This is typical of this kind of termite, but it could be something else (something less serious).

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