Flying ants a new problem after the rain

Published: Aug. 16, 2011 at 12:48 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 15, 2014 at 1:19 AM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - In a story suggested by our Facebook viewers KCBD NewsChannel11 has decided to look into a flying ants problem.

Wayne Barado of Gafford Pest Control says we're getting a surge of harvester ants right now because of last week's storm. Apparently, all that water aided in their reproductive cycle, which usually takes place in the spring.

"They'll get into these little balls. People will usually get concerned when they come out. They come out in big numbers and that usually prompts a call to us.," says Barado.

Barado went on to say the flying ants typically leave in a few days. The only problem is dodging them. While they don't bite they can sting.

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