Flying ants are typically carpenter ants, which can bite. Their jaws are strong, and they inject formic acid into the puncture, which causes a burning feeling around the wound area. A carpenter ant bite causes a pea-size... More »

Ants do bite, and getting bit by fire ants can be particularly painful. Carpenter ants can also bite if they feel their nests are being attacked. They will bite out of self-defense, and these ants also spray formic acid ... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

Flying ants, also called winged ants, can be exterminated with insecticides readily available at stores. Winged ants are the only members of a colony that can reproduce. If winged ants are seen in a house during the wint... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

Flying ants, also referred to as winged carpenter ants, are attracted to sweets, grease, meat and fat. Winged ants also tend to swarm after heavy rain storms. When winged ants emerge from walls, ceilings or crawl spaces,... More »

Some species of ants include carpenter ants and pavements ants. Carpenter ants are named after the fact that they build nests inside wood, and pavement ants get their name because they prefer to live in cracks in or unde... More »

According to, black carpenter ants can bite people. Typically, black ants are considered more docile than red ants. However, when black carpenter ants feel threatened, they deliver a sharp bite. More »

Get rid of flying ants by safely and naturally disposing of them with soap, water, honey, borax and aspartame. Equal parts of honey, borax and aspartame can be used to make an effective pesticide once the infestation sou... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants