Odorous House Ant

lightmin - October 5, 2011

Odorous House AntPhysical Characteristics

Odorous house ants are 1/16″ to 1/8″ long and black in color. The odorous house ant is known for its pungent, rotten coconut like smell when crushed.film Kong: Skull Island download

Behavior

The odorous house ant colony may consist of several colonies with 100 to 100,000 ants and many queens. Outside odorous house ant nest in exposed soil, under objects such as lumber, brick and even in honey bee hives.

Inside, nests are usually found near sources of moisture in wall voids, near water heaters, plumbing and even under toilets. Odorous house ants feed primarily on insects (dead or alive), honeydew, plant secretion and seeds.

Treatment

Most infestations of odorous house ants can be controlled with Clark’s Year Round Pest Control. However, in cases of heavy, difficult infestations, a combination of residual barriers and baits may be used.