What causes flying ants in your house?

Question: What causes flying ants in your house?

Answer: Flying ants are indicative of an ant swarm and the beginning of a new ant colony by searching for mature male and female ant reproductives in order to mate and reproduce.

This reproductive behavior begins with winged males and virgin winged queens leaving the existing nest and swarming to search for a mate from another colony. Their ability to fly enables them to disperse away from their home colony, which is critical to avoid inbreeding. After mating, both female and male ants lose their wings.

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Evidence of a carpenter ant infestation

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