I dont know if its the time of year or if its just here in NY but OMG! We have red(orange) ants in the dirt, if you dig or plant anything you get a citronella smell from digging them up. They are ALL over outside along with the flying ants, Im assuming the queens. If you look down all you see is one big massive sparkly ant colony. I remember when I was kid I would see them this time of year. Maybe its a breeding thing...idk, but its NASTY!
You step outside and they crawl all over ya and fly around...ew!
I was spraying them with the hose and it smelled like I was burning a citronella candle, ha!