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Pest Facts: Odorous House Ants

Description
This ant gets its name from the strong, rotten coconut-like smell it gives off when crushed. These tiny insects range in size from one-sixteenth of an inch to one-eighth of an inch long.

Pest Facts

  • Color:  Brown or black
  • Legs:  Six
  • Shape:  Segmented; oval
  • Size:  1/16-1/8 inches
  • Antennae:  Yes
  • Flying:  Winged swarmers
  • Region:  All 50 states

Habits
Odorous house ants like to eat sweets, especially melon.

Habitat
Typically living for several years, these ants make their homes in exposed soil and wall voids.

Threats
These ants do not pose a public health risk, but they can contaminate food and should be avoided.

Prevention
Eliminate standing water. Pests such as odorous house ants are attracted to moisture. Keep tree branches and other plants cut back from the house. Sometimes pests use these branches to get into your home. Make sure that there are no cracks or little openings around the bottom of your house. Sometimes pests use these to get into your home. Make sure that firewood and building materials are not stored next to your home. Pests like to build nests in stacks of wood.

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Contact Us

       San Antonio

  • Phone:
    (210) 591-1327
  • Fax:
    (210) 734-0218
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    P.O. Box 5746
    San Antonio, TX 78201
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time

 

       Austin

  • Phone:
    (512) 549-4099
  • Address:
    Worldwide Pest Control
    2101 North Interstate 35 Frontage Road #127
    Austin, TX 78741
  • Hours of Operation
    Monday through Saturday
    24-Hour Response Time