Flying bugs collecting in sink!

cathjamesJuly 11, 2013

Anyone have any idea what these bugs are that are collecting in our sink? The individual picture is of a live bug, the other is a collection of bugs that I found this morning in the apple cider vinegar I left out last night.

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nycefarm_gw

fruit flies?

Here is a link that might be useful: fruit flies

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 2:59PM
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morz8

Drain flies. Put some strips of masking tape or tape across the drain of your sink, leaving a bit of opening. You'll know then if they are actually coming from the drain if you find several stuck to the underside/sticky side...

Here is a link that might be useful: Drain flies which are different from fungus gnats or fruit flies

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 10:37AM
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ParkerCat

Those look like flying ants to me. Ants fly (swarm) to find a place to set up a new nest.

Here is a link that might be useful: Flying ants

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 10:31AM
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aidan_m

They look sort of like termites, which grow wings and recolonize once per year. Usually the hottest time of the year is when they swarm.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 8:40PM
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ultraviolet

They are flying ants. Termites don't have a "waist", which those clearly have.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 12:56AM
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peabody1

How do you get rid of flying ants when you cannot find where they are coming from? They do not follow a trail like regular ants. They just fly-in and land by a light. No evidence of them elsewhere. Can you use a bait to eliminate the nest? Terro does not work.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2014 at 10:29AM
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JoseM

OMG!
Looks like the flying ants. could be dangerous enough. I suggest you to call up the pest control company, till then wash you sink with good cleaner.

    Bookmark   November 28, 2014 at 4:55AM
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toxcrusadr

They could be coming up from some other drain and going over to this one because of the moisture. Presumably you use this sink regularly so the trap is full of water. Make sure all your other drains have water in them. Sometimes an unused shower stall or floor drain dries up so bugs can come up from the sewer. It's a good idea to put some water down unused drains every few months.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2014 at 1:17PM
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