Entomology (Study of Bugs)/Unknown bug

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Unknown carpet bug
Unknown carpet bug  
Hello,

This bug has been in my apt for the past year. They accumulate around the corners of my carpet. They also fly and shed their wings. I initially thought they might be termites and got rid of anything wooden in my apt. That was a year ago. They seem to come and go. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi E Guinto
These are drone (male ) ants. They develop wings and emerge from the nest seeking a queen to mate with. Of course they rarely ever find a mate and they they then shed their wings and and die. There is little that you can do about ants especially in warm areas. We live on a world of ants. If you can find out where they accumulate you can spread Boric acid powder around the area.

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I can answer any questions about insects and spiders.

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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.

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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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