What are odorous house ants?
Odorous house ants are a common ant species that invade Tennessee homes.
These small black ants are about 1/8 inch long in length.
As their name suggests, when these ants are crushed they give off a foul “rotten-coconut” smell.
Are odorous house ants dangerous?
The odorous house ant is not dangerous. It is typically considered to be a nuisance. And, if present, they can contaminate your food. They love to eat sweets, especially melons.
Why do I have an odorous house ant problem?
These ants will enter your home looking for a warm place to stay during periods of heavy rain. They will also enter your home through cracks in your foundation, open windows and doors searching for a food and water source.
How do I get rid of odorous house ants?
At All-American Pest Control we offer our Perimeter pest control program for homes infested with odorous house ants as well as over 47 different pests. To learn more about our home pest control solutions in Nashville and Middle TN, our green pest control treatments, or to find out how we can help your company combat odorous house ants, please contact us today.
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Can I do it myself?
In order to completely eliminate odorous house ants from your home, you must completely eliminate the members of their colony and their nesting area. This can be a difficult task to accomplish without professional help because there may be smaller nests around that you are not aware of and do not treat, therefore causing a re-infestation. If you have an odorous house ant problem, contact All-American Pest Control today.
Why choose All-American Pest Control?
With over 50 years of experience, we know the time, effort and commitment it takes to solve ant problems, no matter what type. With All-American Pest Control, you’ll receive services, a serious commitment, and thorough treatments from our trained experts.
How can I prevent an odorous house ant problem in the future?
Here are some prevention tips for odorous house ants to help you avoid an infestation:
Make sure that doors and windows are completely sealed and that all screens are intact.
Trim trees and bushes back from your house so ants can’t use them as a bridge to gain access to your home.
Keep fruit in the refrigerator and dry goods in sealed containers to prevent the ants from using it as a food source.