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Flying bugs collecting in sink!

Posted by cathjames (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 11, 13 at 12:12

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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RE: Flying bugs collecting in sink!

fruit flies?

Here is a link that might be useful: fruit flies


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RE: Flying bugs collecting in sink!

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


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RE: Flying bugs collecting in sink!

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


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RE: Flying bugs collecting in sink!

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.


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


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RE: Flying bugs collecting in sink!

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.


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