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Odorous House Ants

What are Odorous House Ants?

The odorous house ant is a species of ant that commonly invades households and can be found in many areas.

Although they are not as disruptive as huge carpenter ants or as lethal as fire ants, they nonetheless infect properties in enormous numbers and are difficult to get rid of.

Small and dark brown in color, odorous house ants are typically found in homes. Workers reach their full size at around 1/8th of an inch in length as adults.

In spite of the fact that they lack any truly distinguishing anatomical characteristics, odorous house ants may typically be recognized by the offensive odor that is released when the insects are crushed.

When residing in or around our homes, odorous house ants quickly wear out their welcome because of the rotten-coconut scent that they create.

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Odorous House Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are odorous house ants dangerous?

Even though people are not in any danger from the smell that odorous house ants give off, it is nonetheless a bothersome smell to have in or near your house.

A significant number of smelly house ants have invaded. Nobody likes to deal with the everyday hassle of having to walk carefully around ant trails where they have been foraging in order to avoid crushing the insects and releasing their unpleasant odor.

The potential of odorous house ants, like that of most other species of ants that are a nuisance, to contaminate food and transfer bacteria to food preparation areas as well as other surfaces in a household is the primary cause for concern when it comes to these ants.

Why do I have an odorous house ant problem?

Ants are social creatures and are very organized. It is very tough to get rid of them once they have set their sights on a certain house.

Foraging worker ants are always on the lookout for yards that provide easy access to food for the ants in their colony. Ants and a wide variety of other insects are drawn to open garbage cans, compost piles, bowls of food for animals, and outdoor dining locations.

The presence of dampness is another thing that draws these ants in. Problems with odorous house ants can be caused by a variety of factors, including leaking plumbing, inadequate drainage, and water damage to wood components.

Where will I find odorous house ants?

Odorous house ants prefer to nest near areas of moisture.

Outside odorous house ants nest under:

  • Stones
  • Landscaping ties
  • Planters
  • Mulch
  • Fallen trees
  • Woodpiles

Inside odorous house ants nest near:

  • Wall voids
  • Heaters or air-conditioning units
  • Leaky pipes
  • Sink areas
  • Water damaged pieces of wood

How do I get rid of odorous house ants?

As their name suggests, odorous house ants are not averse to residing in or around our dwellings. Trust the local professionals at 24h Pest Pros to eliminate these stubborn pests from your home.

We are the best choice for getting rid of odorous house ants from your residence.

We provide quick response times, high-quality pest control services, and the most advanced and effective chemicals to eradicate odorous house ants and other pests from your residential and commercial properties.

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How can I prevent odorous house ants in the future?

Prevent issues with odorous house ants by partnering with 24h Pest Pros and implementing the following prevention tips:

  • Odorous house ants are extremely little and will invade any crack or crevice in the exterior or foundation walls of your home.
  • Place door sweeps on external doors.
  • Reduce the levels of excess moisture and humidity around your home. Repair leaking pipes and install dehumidifiers and ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Dry or baked items should be stored in airtight containers to keep them out of the reach of ants. Fruits and vegetables should be refrigerated.
  • Odorous house ants are attracted to pet food scraps. Every evening, collect any uneaten pet food from the day.
  • Regularly vacuum your home's floors, paying special attention to hidden crevices behind furniture and appliances.
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