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Uuurrgghh! Flying ant day here today! Anywhere else having this problem?

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FourArms Thu 06-Aug-09 11:43:28

Have just hung out a load of washing, luckily up wind from the nest that seems to be erupting with flying ants.

So much for my plans to tidy the garden today! Won't be going out again until they're all gone.

RubberDuck Thu 06-Aug-09 12:51:46

Yes. I have them in my kitchen

Hate ants. Hate them hate them hate them. Would gladly eradicate every ant on the planet if I could.

Mousey84 Thu 06-Aug-09 14:32:16

yup, here too today and yesterday it seems. They seem to have managed to get into my bathroom and are all over the place. DD refuses to go in

flashharriet Thu 06-Aug-09 14:33:37

I've got them in my kitchen too Rubberduck, although not as badly this year as in previous years. I'm afraid I hoover them up with a Dustbuster blush

FourArms Thu 06-Aug-09 14:37:11

They're horrid aren't they. DS2 keeps screaming every time he sees one!

RubberDuck Thu 06-Aug-09 14:37:23

I hoover them up once they're dead, but I'm terrified they'll start up a nest in my hoover if I vacuum them while they're still alive!

Jux Thu 06-Aug-09 14:37:47

Yesterday. They didn't seem interested in coming in the house though. DH had a lovely time outdoors with the fly-swat!

Tortoise Thu 06-Aug-09 14:38:10

Had them here (Somerset) yesterday. No sign of them today but it has been raining most of the day sad.

Smurfgirl Thu 06-Aug-09 14:38:10

We had loads here (Hull) yesterday, my DH said the air around his work was crawling with them.

flashharriet Thu 06-Aug-09 14:38:18

They won't, honestly grin

pippylongstockings Thu 06-Aug-09 14:49:27

We had loads (Devon) yesterday - I sent the kids out with water pistols, kept them happy for a good afternoon!

Jux Thu 06-Aug-09 14:51:04

Brilliant idea pippy!

FourArms Thu 06-Aug-09 17:48:08

We're Devon too! We must all have had perfect conditions with rain followed by sun. Apparently they like thunderstorms hmm

deaddei Thu 06-Aug-09 20:18:53

Waps too- out at Hampton Court enjoying nice scone and cream today- millions of them hovering round. I hate them...remember making wasp traps as a kid (jam jar with a bit of jam at the bottom and a small opening)- wonder why I didn't grow up to be a serial killer.

deaddei Thu 06-Aug-09 20:19:33

Wasps even...must be the 2 glasses of wine.

FourArms Thu 06-Aug-09 21:47:28

Hate hate hate wasps angry DS2 got stung twice in one day last year. I felt sooo terrible for him.

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