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Does anyone have a remedy for tiny flying ants that are swarming one of my windows in the bedroom I rent in a shared house? My landlord refuses to do anything about it (that's another story). I get about 60-80 little flying ants about 5 or 6 PM each evening that fly around any lights when they're turned on, and are gone the next morning.


They're not termites - they have a pinched body. I don't think they're carpenter ants as they're tiny and have wings. Would Borax work, and if I sprinkle it in my room is it safe to sleep there as well? And it's very humid here - would Borax ruin the wood windowsills if I sprinkled it around the window that they congregate around?

Thanks for any help, I am really being driven crazy for now and am looking for a new place to live, but won't be able to move out for another month.

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By Cindy (Guest Post)
June 18, 20080 found this helpful

Honestly, I do not think that there is anything that can be done. That is nature. Ants live everywhere and it would be impossible to kill them all. I'd just shut the window since you know when they appear. After you turn the lights off, then reopen the window.

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

The same type thing happened here last week but it was only 2 nights. I own my condo. The association has a pest man coming out tomorrow to look at my walls or something. I think they were termites.


They had wings. The weird thing was first I found a real bull ant crawling on my leg, yucky. Then when I was checking, there were no more of his kind.I found about 10 of these flying things. I sprayed ant and roach spray. I haven't seen anymore.

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June 21, 20080 found this helpful

Cornmeal a thin line, they pick it up to feed their colonies. Great thing is the cornmeal swells up and kills them.

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