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qslim 02-24-2013 02:45 PM

Biblical swarm, what are these things?
We're here on the panhandle of Florida, just came off a string of days with very heavy rain. I went out to the woodshop this morning around 6am and started to notice all these little bugs flying around the neighborhood. As the day went on they got progressively thicker and thicker, all the lizards, spiders, and ants came out from their hiding places to eat them, it got to the point where I went inside because they were getting down my shirt collar.

I went out to the florida room about an hour ago to find these same flyers absolutely everywhere, but only on the floor. Most of them were shedding their wings and making for the corner where the slab meets brick. I just spent about an hour with the shopvac cleaning up, what the hell? This all took place over the course of a couple of hours, anyone know what I'm dealing with?

Dorado 02-24-2013 03:26 PM

[edit: found a non-commercial link so I'm replacing the old one]

Screw it...I don't like the ant/termite comparison in the link. See joecaption's link.

Hardway 02-24-2013 03:57 PM

Look like ants!

joecaption 02-24-2013 04:46 PM

r0ckstarr 02-26-2013 01:28 PM

I cannot see the pictures detailed enough to see the antenna or wings. Are these ants or termites?

ddawg16 02-26-2013 01:40 PM

Termites......we get those swarms every year

joecaption 02-26-2013 04:25 PM

Call an exterminiator today . No DIY treatment on this one.

chrisn 02-26-2013 06:03 PM

[QUOTE=r0ckstarr;1125398]I cannot see the pictures detailed enough to see the antenna or wings. Are these ants or termites?[/QUOTE]

for sure

joecaption 02-26-2013 06:11 PM

I once went to a house that was so bad, how bad was it? The lady said for all the time she had owned the house every spring there was swarmers coiming out of the walls. She had a puch broom and a snow sholve in the living room she used to sweep them up.
The exterminator had sent be and told to do what ever it took to fix it.
I looked under the house and they had used the cut off tree stumps as piers in some areas.
The main beams under the house were in direct contact with the ground.
I opened up the paneling and found they had used a tree as an inside corner.
Nice of them to have left all those ladders to make it easy for the termites to get in.

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