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Winged ants in bathroom

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Winged ants in bathroom

Hi gang 


Over the last few days we've started to notice quite a few what look like winged ants, along with a whole heap of their non-winged cousins in our bathroom. 


Apologies for the poor pictures I found it hard to get the camera to focus on them.  


Looking online they don't appear to be termites as they seem to have a pinched waist, but still a little worried that they could be termites, anyone have any experience of these?


If they are just ants is there any products @Bunnings sell to help get rid of them?


Any advice appreciated 




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Re: Winged ants? in bathroom

Hi @tony1982,


Bit hard to tell exactly what they are, but I'd suggest general household type insect sprays should be sufficient. If they're a real problem, then you could use an insect bomb. If you're in a termite prone area, it might be worth having a specialist check them out.




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