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Any one else got loads of flying ants??

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Flymetothetoon Thu 30-Jul-20 19:46:24

Must be their optimum conditions today to release their princes and princesses!
Here in South Yorkshire it is very warm and very still and there are thousands flying and crawling around.
I don't mind them as they are good for the garden but I'm keeping a coaster over my wine glass 😁

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Tiredmum100 Thu 30-Jul-20 19:51:30

Yes they are out in South West Wales!

dixiedo Thu 30-Jul-20 19:52:28

North wales. Hundreds of them. ! 😖

Marcipex Thu 30-Jul-20 19:52:30

Yes in Devon

Bilingualspingual Thu 30-Jul-20 19:53:45

In south London this time yesterday. Why are they good for the garden? Green fly-eating?

AnnieCartwright Thu 30-Jul-20 19:54:25

Shropshire and loads here too.

Bellyfullofbiscuits Thu 30-Jul-20 19:55:34

Yes , Kent!!

Bellyfullofbiscuits Thu 30-Jul-20 19:56:49

Isn't it strange how they all come out at once ( maybe not , if you are in to conspiracy theories or ant expert). I always thought it was a local area thing.

Flymetothetoon Thu 30-Jul-20 19:57:00

@Bilingualspingual yes they eat aphids and their eggs in particular.
My greenhouse has hundreds of ants keeping my tomatoes, cucumbers, chillies and strawberries aphid free.
They are my little heroes and means no pesticides required!

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Morgzmum Thu 30-Jul-20 19:57:45

Yes in South Yorkshire too, I'd just changed the tire on my bike when 3 flew down my top so now I'm covered in greasy hand prints angry

corlan Thu 30-Jul-20 20:01:42

We had them in South West London yesterday - second time this year, but not as bad as the first! I didn't realise it could happen more than once a year.

TuckMyWin Thu 30-Jul-20 20:02:34

Yes. Unfortunately, it's meant that I have failed to convince my dh of the existence of flying ant day. Because a few weeks ago, we had loads of flying ants, and I announced it was flying ant day, supported by posts on Mumsnet and the local Facebook page about it being flying ant day. He googled and got all scientific and 'not one single flying ant day blah blah blah'. I scoffed and told him he was wrong. And now it's flying ant day. Again.

Flymetothetoon Thu 30-Jul-20 20:02:58

Aww it sounds like a mass co-ordinated gathering of the winged ones! May they be successful and make new colonies as long as it's not inside my house

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whatnametopick Thu 30-Jul-20 20:03:03

Yes, loads emerged earlier in the north west

MillicentMargaretAmanda Thu 30-Jul-20 20:12:42

Yes. Went into the garden to enjoy a drink after work and the little bastards were everywhere. Including straight in my drink. Which luckily wasn't the can of Pimms I've been saving for today!

Alderaan Thu 30-Jul-20 20:12:45

Two days ago in the East Mids. Nice one o see a planned event go ahead.

Alderaan Thu 30-Jul-20 20:13:17

*nice to. Bloody phone

ButterMeCrumpets Thu 30-Jul-20 20:15:28

Yes second time this year.

Katiemaggie Thu 30-Jul-20 20:16:47

Yes, loads of them in Basingstoke, Hampshire!

RainbowBrite1 Thu 30-Jul-20 20:16:47

Yep loads in Leeds. I literally open my window and it's like the whole cast from a bugs life walks/flys in

Flymetothetoon Thu 30-Jul-20 20:19:54

Nice to know they are everywhere this evening.
Does anyone else like ants or am I just weird

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Deelish75 Thu 30-Jul-20 20:22:45

Yes I've seen a few today and yesterday. We had loads a few weeks ago. I'm in Kent.

PickAChew Thu 30-Jul-20 20:24:18

Yes, I just squished a few in Durham.

EllieQ Thu 30-Jul-20 20:26:51

Yes, loads here in North Yorkshire!

MirandasMumIsSuchFun Thu 30-Jul-20 20:33:10

Tons here too in Worthing, West Sussex, Ive fished out quite a few out the paddling pool

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