Odorous House Ant

The odorous house ant is named for the smell it emits when crushed. Similar to the smell of rotten coconuts, this odor can be useful to identify these ants. In the house they prefer sweet foods, but have been known to eat other things. Even though the name suggests these pests are common in the home, they are actually more of an outdoor pest. They can nest in walls voids in the home, but are usually found outdoors in nesting locations similar to other ants; under rocks, logs, planters, etc. They have also been known to make home in nests of other, larger ants. Baiting can sometimes be difficult, because of this ants reluctance to take different types of baits.


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