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Odorous House Ants

May 12, 2017

General Info: Odorous House Ants are small ants found around the home that smell bad when they are squished.  The scent is described similar to a rotting coconut.

  • Length:   1/16″ – 1/8″
  • Region Found:   Across the country
  • Residential Location:   When indoors, this species is found In wall voids near condensation, leaky fixtures, or damaged wood.  Outdoors, Odorous House Ants like exposed soil and piles of wood.
  • Random/Interesting Fact:   These ants have a sweet tooth…figuratively.  They prefer honeydew and other sugary foods.
  • Identification: Small, brown-black body with no stinger

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