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    Ants in the pool ??

    Anyone ever experience ants in their pool ?

    I had all these guys in there a couple weeks ago then located a tiny hole between deck & rock waterfall where they were crawling out & then falling into the pool
    & I guess trying to nest in the waterfall.

    I sprayed that one spot with ant spray but now I'm seeing more in the pool today.

    Could they be in the pipes of the waterfall ???

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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    Yup. Got the exact same thing right now. I figure it's just a hatch that won't last long. If I remember my entomology, winged ants are the potential future queens that get kicked out of the colony and have to go out to try to start their own colony. Although dramatic, swarming ants pose no harm or risk of increased ant infestation.
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    I have had that before. They come out of the ground like once a year for mating and then die. I just poured in a bit more bleach. All those in the pool gave me the heebie jeebies !
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    We had those winged ants taking a swim this past weekend. It took a while to net all of them out. I saw only a few floating around today.
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    I have LOTS of the exact same winged ants too. at least 100 a day if not more. Most of them get sucked in the skimmer. I have no idea where they are coming from.
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    Ok

    I feel a little better now

    Thanks


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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    They can get pretty heavy in the summer after a lot of rain. Doesn't usually last more than a few days at a time.
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    That makes sense then
    The last time was after heavy rain & we did have some heavy rain again this past Monday & some last night


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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    Been raining here in AL and we get them. I call them flying ants and the darn things sting too! Been battling them as long as I can remember. But they come and go. Ants also love 2 things, water and rocks. Put a little cornmeal out, away from the pool. My Terminix person swears by it.
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    Re: Ants in the pool ??

    Quote Originally Posted by smforte View Post
    Been raining here in AL and we get them. I call them flying ants and the darn things sting too! Been battling them as long as I can remember. But they come and go. Ants also love 2 things, water and rocks. Put a little cornmeal out, away from the pool. My Terminix person swears by it.
    Thanks !! I'll try that ....
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