Ants heatwave

Combination of Covid 19 lockdown and heatwave causes spike in bug invasions.

At this time of the year during a heatwave it tends to be ant season here in Scotland. Often people will see flying ants and commonly mistaken them for a fly. From the photo you can see worker garden ants hard at work outside. But if left to roam free can cause problems inside the house if they find a way.

Infograph of ants and other pests during corona virus covid-19

Heatwave is coming. And flying ants love this type of weather. 

Currently due to our unusual climate and a combination of Covid-19 we are finding more bugs are finding homes where they normally wouldn’t.

Feel free to check out the info graph to identify some of the more common pests that could possibly be found out and about not only in the UK but Europe and Asia.

Do you find yourself being bugged by flying pests then get in touch with Anglo Scottish Pest Control. We are only a phone call away and can help out in the Edinburgh and Lothians area.

If you would like further information on specifically flying ants please take a look at this very informative link below.

 

What are flying ants?

Flying ants are known as alates. In the UK, particularly in urban areas, the winged insects you see are almost always the sexually mature queens and males of the black garden ant, Lasius niger. The larger ants are the queens. They can be up to 15mm long.

 

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/when-why-winged-ants-swarm-nuptial-flight.html