WE’LL HAVE FLYING ANTS IN OUR PANTS
Biggest invasion ever on way
BRITAIN is facing the biggest ever invasion of flying ants this summer
A record 50billion bugs will attack our homes and pest controllers say there has already been a 150% rise in infestations in just two months.
Rentokil claims the surge means Flying Ant Day, the start of the insects’ mating season, could be as early as next month. The explosion of numbers is down to warmer weather in April and May.
David Cross, inset, head of the technical training academy at Rentokil, said: “Last month we saw reported ant infestations rise to levels we wouldn’t usually expect until June or July.
“It’s rare to see ant infestations in cold or overcast weather and, while The Beast From The East may have caused them to remain dormant in March, the sudden change in temperature has since brought them out in their droves.”
Experts have warned the flying beasts “can and will” bite or sting humans if they feel threatened. But many of the menaces don’t survive 24 hours as the males die after mating and millions more are feasted on by birds.
One wag tweeted: “I HATE FLYING ANT DAY!!! The little b ******* always swarm me at the shops!”
And another joked: “When is flying ant day this year? I still haven’t started the shopping for it. We’re having a traditional one this year, turkey, tree, the whole thing.” The Star Says: Page 6