Limpopo Home Invaded by Flying Ants, Woman Says She'd Rather Sweat Than Open the Windows

Limpopo Home Invaded by Flying Ants, Woman Says She'd Rather Sweat Than Open the Windows

  • A woman in Limpopo shared a viral TikTok video showcasing a swarm of flying ants covering her home's exterior
  • In the post, she declared she'd rather endure extreme heat than risk the insects entering the house
  • While some netizens expressed amusement and likened the ants to moving slap chips, others provided informative local names for the insects
Limpopo woman's home covered in flying ants
A woman was left stressed and disgusted when flying ants invaded her home. Image: @astoldbynonto
Source: TikTok

A woman in Limpopo has shared a TikTok video that has intrigued and disturbed viewers.

Home conquered by flying ants

The video shows a swarm of flying ants outside her home, completely covering the walls and windows.

Visible in the video, the insects are seen crawling and flying in massive numbers, creating thick layers on the exterior of the building.

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The woman, whose username is @astoldbynonto, expressed her fear and disgust in the video caption.

"I'd rather sweat do death than open the windows in Limpopo," she wrote.

Flying ants are attracted to light and moisture, Plant Natural explains. This is why they are often seen swarming around windows and doors. They may also be attracted to the scent of food or other organic matter inside the house.

According to National Geographic Kids, for a swarm of ants to occur, conditions must be just right – they're usually triggered by hot and humid weather.

Mzansi reacts to the video

The video quickly went viral, garnering over 670,000 views and hundreds of comments. Netizens were quick to respond with a mix of humour and informative remarks. Others even shared that they enjoy eating the insects as a cooked snack.

Fluffy said:

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"We eat thatvery nice and crunchy when cooked and dried."

Blah commented:

"Why are the slap chips moving ."

ZamangangaSibiya replied:

"(Isizulu) inhlwabuse."

SimplyMpumie Mpumie said:

"Aren't those amabhebhelwane??"


"Those are not termites, those things taste better than chicken, in my language we call them ishwa , lekka."

Hella Badid replied:

"Ayenzani amachips?."

shareen commented

"Isishebo esingaka!!!"

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