Asked November 10, 2020, 11:05 AM EST
Calhoun County Michigan
If your concern is whether or not these invaders are termites, they likely are not but still can be a nuisance. When
an ant colony is first starting up, all the ants it produces are sterile,
female worker ants. But when a colony decides to expand, it starts producing
winged, sexually mature males and females. These ants take off in a swarm
called a nuptial flight and begin to mate. When female ants have been
fertilized, they start a new colony. So, that’s why you see all those ants
Ant baits will not work for swarming ants. On method of management is vacuum them up out of your slider's track. Be sure the end of your vacuum hose is sealed so they do not escape before dying.
While the information below is not from a research based organization, it is credible and may be helpful.