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Odorous Ant

Odorous ants are among the most common household pests in the US. Giving off a rotten smell, these invaders work to build up their colonies and take advantage of unsecured food and water. If unaddressed, a small amount can become a serious stinky problem.

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Odorous ants are among the most common household pests in the US. Giving off a rotten smell, these invaders work to build up their colonies and take advantage of unsecured food and water. If unaddressed, a small amount can become a serious stinky problem.

Characteristics

1/16–1/8 inch. Brown to black in color.

1-node ant. The node is hidden beneath the abdomen. When crushed, this ant gives of a “rotten coconut” like odor.

Harborage

These ants usually construct their nests in wall voids around hot water pipes and heaters, in crevices around sinks and cupboards.

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Treatment

How we treat Odorous Ants

To treat odorous ants, we start by applying a barrier of our treatment and baits around the home. Oftentimes, a second application a few weeks later is necessary to keep ants from coming back.

Our pest experts take a tailored approach when treating your property and work to ensure that your concerns are addressed and your home is protected, inside and out. We’re dedicated to providing you with peace of mind and making sure you enjoy your home.

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Odorous Ant FAQ

  • How do you get rid of odorous house ants?
  • What does an odorous house ant queen look like?
  • Why are they called stink ants?
  • Does pest control work on odorous house ants?
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