Male flying ants

6494.  The insects were beside our washing machine on the floor. There were hundreds of them crawling out of the bathroom where the washer is located. They appeared to have come out at the base of the wall. We used RAID on them. This happened on Friday, July 19, 2019. The odd one is still showing up inside the house. Victoria, BC. Canada

Number 6494.  These are male flying ants. Given their location, they might be carpenter ants (Camponotus sp.). If so, you should also be seeing some females, which would be similar in appearance, but much bigger. Click here for an image of a male and female side-by-side.