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What are Odorous House Ants?
Odorous house ants get their name from the foul, rotten smell they emit when they are crushed. They are brown to black in color and 1 to 3 millimeters in length. These ants eat a wide variety of foods, including honeydew, meats, sugary foods, and insects. During Wisconsin’s spring and summer months, odorous house ants are a common pest problem. They are frequently seen in kitchens.
Why Do I Have Them?
Odorous house ants are one of the most common ants that infest homes. They prefer damp environments and are found outdoors in wood piles or mulch. They are well-known to invade homes and properties across Wisconsin. Ants seek food, moisture, and shelter by invading houses through foundation cracks. Once indoors, kitchen panties and cabinets are common problem areas for odorous house ants.
Why Should I Be Concerned?
Odorous house ants are very problematic when they invade your home and property. They are not only a nuisance but they are known to contaminate food products. Ant colonies can also grow quite large, leading to large ant infestations. While odorous house ants do not sting or bite, they release an unpleasant smell when crushed.
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How Do I Get Rid of Odorous House Ants?
Getting rid of odorous house ants can be difficult because of their large colonies and nesting habits. Repairing water leaks, trimming back vegetation around the home, and proper food storage will help prevent odorous house ants. If ants have already invaded your home, the most effective way to get rid of an ant infestation is to contact a pest control professional. At Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control, we offer effective pest services that will get rid of your ant problem.