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# Creepy
They're back... Have you noticed the swarms of flying ants?
Even looking at photos of them makes you feel like they’re in your hair.

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EVERY SUMMER FOR a day or two, you can’t go outside for more than five minutes without coming back looking like a beekeeper, because of the incredible volume of flying ants that are moving around outside.

Actually, even indoors isn’t safe unless you live somewhere like the hatch from LOST.

Those little flies will get in any way that they can. If you haven’t seen any, you can expect to in the next couple of days because it’s about time for the ants to mate.

People on Twitter have been sharing photos of the creepy event which luckily rarely happens outside of July.

flying ants Sarah / Twitter Sarah / Twitter / Twitter

What’s the point in nice weather if you have to spend it covered in bugs?

bugs life Annie / Twitter Annie / Twitter / Twitter

ants Rootie-toot-tute / Twitter Rootie-toot-tute / Twitter / Twitter

There’s always someone who enjoys days like this though.

bugs Andrew Whitehouse / Twitter Andrew Whitehouse / Twitter / Twitter

Have you encountered any flying ants yet?

Poll Results:

Yes. (615)
No. (290)
I have never noticed flying ant day. (141)

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