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Odorous House Ant

Characteristics  
Size:  About 1/8-inch long.
Color:  Brown. If crushed, the workers give off a rotten coconut odor, giving them  their  unusual name.

 

Behavior   Odorous house ants may develop huge colonies containing thousands of workers and numerous queens. This species may be difficult to control and does not feed much on ant baits. The keys to control are to find the colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly. Regular inspections and service are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move in from neighboring properties.


Habitat   This species is common in California north to Washington and is the most common pest ant in the mid-south region of Arkansas and West Tennessee. They may be encountered occasionally throughout the Midwestern United States. These ants nest outdoors under items on the ground, within landscape mulch, beneath loose bark on trees, under ground cover, in potted plants, and within piles of items, such as lumber, firewood, or bricks. Nests may readily be established inside homes, in walls, beneath carpeting, and other suitable voids or spaces.

Tips for Control   This ant can be difficult to control because it establishes multiple subcolonies and may nest in such a wide variety of sites. The keys to control are to find the colonies and subcolonies and treat them directly with residual insecticide. Where the colonies cannot be found, baits may be attempted; however, several baits may be required before positive results are seen. Regular inspections and treatment are necessary to find and treat new colonies as they move in from neighboring properties.

 

Suggested Control Products

Advance Formula #1 Ant Bait

Niban Granular Bait

Drax Ant Gel

Delta Dust

Demand CS

 

Acrobat Ant

► Argentine Ant

Big Headed Ant

► Black Field Ant

► Carpenter Ant

► Citronella Ant

► Crazy Ant

Fire Ant

► Ghost Ant

► Harvester Ant

► Leaf Cutter Ant

► Little Black Ant

► Odorous House Ant

► Pavement Ant

► Pharoah Ant

► Thief Ant

► White Footed Ant

 

► Flying Ants / Termites

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