45+ Flying Ants In Fall PNG. Flying ants mate in midair in a process called nuptial flight. on flying ant day, unfertilized flying queen ants (sometimes called princesses) leave their colonies and begin secreting attraction pheromones. It's tough work and requires that everything falls into place for her.
From there, it's survival of the fittest. Sometimes they do fall, though; After all, the ants we are used to seeing under stones in our gardens don't have wings and cannot fly.
For safety purposes, make sure the electrical cords are kept well away from the plate of water.
The flying ants we see in the summer are these potential new female queens and male ants embarking on a mating flight. Flying ants are sometimes mistaken for flying termites, and the opposite also is true. All of the ants you see in nature have their flying counter parts back in the nest waiting to be released to chimneys are often a hopping place for flying ants to mate, so they could easily fall down the chimney into your home. However, if useful evolutionarily they can reappear either.