Odorous House Ants

The odorous house ant is a brown or black ant that is roughly ⅛-in long. These ants were given this name because when they are crushed, they give off a foul, rotten smell. Like most ants, they enjoy sweet and sugary foods, especially honeydew from aphids. They will also invade homes in search of sweets. If they are unable to find sweet foods, dead insects and greases will make do.

When formed outside, nests are typically underneath rocks or boards, but they are no stranger to nesting within human structures. Odorous house ants prefer to live near moist areas, particularly near water pipes or heaters. Like most ants, they live in a colony beholden by a queen with both worker and soldier ants.

How Do I Get Rid of Odorous House Ants?

Odorous house ants do not really pose any health issues. They are a nuisance insect when they find access to people’s homes in search of food. With most ant problems, proper food storage and waste management can help prevent ants from being attracted to food sources in and around your home. Also, eliminating areas of standing water can also help because odorous house ants are attracted to damp, moist areas. 

However, if odorous house ants have already invaded your home, we recommend giving us a call here at Advanced Wildlife Control. Our professional trained technicians will identify and treat your ant problem with a variety of options. Our ant control services will also eliminate the ant problem at the source by eradicating the nest. 

DID YOU KNOW? – Odorous house ants will move into abandoned termite or carpenter ant nests if these areas have not been sealed off or repaired.

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